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Meet Our Staff

Kimberly Dixon Ferguson, Director

Kimberly Dixon Ferguson has over ten years of experience working in conference services and meeting planning at the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and Charlottesville area hotels including the Boar's Head Inn and the Cavalier Inn. She is accustomed to working with a diverse client list and offers an exceptional attention to detail in planning and project management.

Ms. Ferguson received her bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia in 2000, and earned a master's degree in Tourism Administration and Event Management from the George Washington University School of Business in 2006. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Liberty University, and upon graduation will obtain a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership.

Ms. Ferguson also serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Virginia School for Continuing and Professional Studies and at the Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge Campus, where she leads classes and seminars in event planning and management.

Ms. Ferguson is a former member of the International Special Events Society (ISES) and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), and currently serves on the board of directors for the Women Education Leaders in Virginia (WELV) organization.

David Craig, Assistant Director

David Craig graduated from the University of Virginia in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in German and English. Mr. Craig worked at Patient Financial Services and the University of Virginia's School of Medicine for nine years before accepting the position of Services Coordinator at Conference Services in 2006. In addition to coordinating the service needs for all summer conferences, he is also the main point of contact for new clients wishing to explore the option of hosting a camp or conference on Grounds. He serves on the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer's Employee Communication Council. Mr. Craig is also an active member of ACCED-I.