Meet the OGR Staff

As Executive Director/CEO, Wendy brings with her a 30+ year passion for helping associations, non-profits and government entities succeed.  Over the years she has gained a unique perspective and business insight through her work with organizations such as the Roller Skating Association International, American Heart Association, World Police & Fire Games and Indianapolis Police Department.

She believes that her eclectic professional background has prepared her to help lead OGR into its next (and best) chapter. Two of her favorite things to do is to meet new people and to bring together individuals in order to achieve a common goal.

In her spare time, Wendy can be found binge watching British crime shows like Broadchurch, Unforgotten, and Marcella. When she isn’t scouring Netflix for her next fix, Wendy enjoys spending time with her four adorable grandchildren and her husband, Jim, a retired firefighter who now teaches at an Indianapolis public school.


Serving as OGR’s Member Resources Director, Grief Support program facilitator and Supply Partner Liaison, Nancy brings her years of experience working in the funeral industry to our members. A national speaker and trainer with certifications as a Grief Services Provider, Funeral Celebrant, Soul Injury Ambassador and Laughter Leader, Nancy is uniquely qualified to bring new perspectives into how to best meet the needs of the families you serve.

Beyond her role at OGR Nancy loves spending time walking on the beach with her husband, walking in the park with her dogs and walking to her kitchen for a snack! She loves cooking plant based meals, doing yoga from a teacher on YouTube and having weekly inner child outings. Through her company, The Laugh Academy, Nancy has helped thousands of people across the country get in touch with their inner “happy.” Her favorite thing is getting to know our members better.


Evan joined the team in June 2019. A local journalist for 12 years, he is excited to bring his expertise in media and government relations, public policy, and content marketing to this new arena.

Evan got a BA in Communications with a minor in political science from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. He will soon graduate from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with an MA in Journalism, specializing in media analytics and management.

In his spare time, you may catch Evan spending time with his wife, Rachel, hanging out with friends or relaxing with a book at a local coffee shop.


Emilie joined OGR as Education & Events Director. With over 21 years’ experience with Strategic Meeting Management, Marketing and Design, she has extensive strength in collaboration, fiscal accountability, strategic planning and communication.

She is a graduate of Marquette University where she specialized in Advertising and Marketing. She passionately believes in continual professional development and received her Certified Meeting Professional Designation (CMP) in 2009 and Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2014, Certificate in Meetings Management (CMM) in 2016, her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2020 and is in the final stages of her Certified Event Designer (CED) designation. She is involved at the committee level and is a member of the Meeting Professionals International and the Indiana Society of Association Executives. In 2020 she was named the MPI Indiana Planner of the year, in 2018 the ISAE Volunteer of the year, in 2017 the MPI Indiana Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2008 the ISAE Association Professional of the Year.

When not at work, she does her best to be the World’s Okayest Mom and Wife; she is a serial volunteer; sporadic blogger; chronic over dresser; sharpie/flair pen hoarder; and audiobook aficionado. Reach out if you want to talk about Meetings, Events and Professional Development.


As Membership and Meetings Coordinator, Alyssa brings her knowledge of hospitality, customer service and event industries to the team. She really enjoys working with OGR and making new membership connections. Before joining OGR in 2020, Alyssa achieved a bachelor’s degree in tourism, conventions, and events management and a bachelor’s in business from IUPUI. She then worked as Assistant Director of Special Events at Indiana Landmarks. Alyssa also has enjoyed volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and Gleaners Food Bank.

Outside of work, Alyssa loves to rock climb with her husband (indoor and outdoor) as well as cook and bake. Her family also welcomed their first child, Calvin, in 2020!


Adeline Border joined the OGR team as a Marketing and Communications Coordinator in 2020. She graduated from Ball State University with a Public Relations major and a Travel and Tourism minor. Before joining OGR, Adeline was the Marketing Intern for WFYI, Marketing and Communications Intern for Downtown Indy, Inc., and Marketing and Communications Intern for Muncie Visitors Bureau. From these experiences, she brings expertise in communication, marketing, and hospitality.

Since coming to OGR, Adeline enjoys the variety of work that comes with association management and the large number of people that she is able to interact with on a daily basis. While she’s not in the office, Adeline enjoys cooking, eating, and traveling (to eat more food). She also enjoys kayaking and hanging out with her cat, Murray.


Krystal obtained her bachelor’s degree in Tourism Event Sport Management at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and a Business Foundations Certificate from the Kelley School of Business. She brings experience from the food and beverage, tourism, pharmaceutical event planning, and hospitality industries.

Prior to coming to OGR, she served as Event Planner Intern at DMC Indy, Event Consultant Intern as CMC Global, and as Project Executive at Ashfield Meetings & Events. Her expertise lies in customer service, communication, and organization as well as fluency in both English and Spanish.

Krystal looks forward to traveling despite having never been on an airplane, which she hopes to change soon. She is a true dog lover and has one of her own named Milo. 


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