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Sarah Chrastecky

Sarah Chrastecky

Interim Director

shenrichs@tamu.edu

Sarah Chrastecky graduated from Texas Lutheran University in 2006, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and a minor in Psychology. Upon graduation, she moved to the Bryan/College Station area. In the summer of 2009, she began working for the Annenberg Conference Center and caught the industry bug. During this time, she had the opportunity to expand her knowledge and passion by attending and graduating from the IAVM Venue Management School. In October of 2012, she transitioned to an Associate Directors position for Chartwells Catering at Texas A&M University to continue her experience and business interests. She returned to the Conference Center as the Manager in the summer of 2015 and moved to the Interim Director Position in February of 2017.


Jamie Burns

Jamie Burns

Assistant Manager

jamieburns@tamu.edu

Jamie Burns graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a degree in Communication. She joined the Annenberg Presidential Conference Staff in October of 2014 after moving from Dallas back to College Station. Previously, Jamie coordinated events and managed marketing efforts as a Sales & Marketing Coordinator at a healthcare consulting firm in Dallas and as a Studio Manager at several dance studios in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Audiovisual Technician

wmjohnson@tamu.edu

Michael Johnson comes to the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center after a career in video production.

He is an award winning producer and videographer. He produced the Miss Texas Pageant Telecast and webcasts, for which he won a Telly Award. Additionally, he produced The Texas Aggie Band Show for PBS and assisted the Spirit of America performance groups in the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. Johnson uses his talents to oversee the audio and visual aspects of the center, which includes sound, lighting, and projection.


Brice Massingil

Brice Massingil

Event Manager

brice.massingill@tamu.edu

Brice Massingil graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management. Brice developed a passion for event planning during his time as a student at Texas A&M, where he created and executed events within his studies. Upon graduating he worked as a marketing manager for a local business, where he hosted marketing events in an effort to grow business. In addition, he has over ten years of experience in the sales and customer service industry, which is where he developed his devotion for people and helping others. He is a very creative person and likes to utilize his creativity within his career. Furthermore, he is a singer/songwriter, so in his free time he dedicates himself to his childhood dream and creates music as the front man for a band.


Alex Pennington-Harrison

Alex Pennington-Harrison

Event Intern

alexxxharrison@exchange.tamu.edu

Alex is a senior RPTS Major and is planning on going into event planning after graduation. She also enjoys cooking and creating new recipes.


Cecelia Schmidt

Cecelia Schmidt

Student Event Assistant

Cecelia Schmidt is a student worker at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, and is currently a senior Communication major with an emphasis on Tourism Management graduating in December 2018. She is from Houston, Texas and transferred to Texas A&M after completing her freshman year at Texas Tech University. Cecelia has a passion for travel and wants to focus her future career around giving others a chance to see the world, as she has been so fortunate in doing.


Maris Moreno

Maris Moreno

Marketing Intern

marismoreno@exchange.tamu.edu

Maris Moreno, originally from Houston, is a marketing intern at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. She is a junior marketing major with an emphasis in retail buying and management at Texas A&M. Maris loves to learn about individuals from all over the world, which shows through her marketing internship abroad. She also enjoys reading, practicing yoga, and spending time with family while she is at home.



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