Jennifer McHugh joined the NTP Events Marketing Team in January 2018, working with a variety of shows including NCEA, SCCT, ARVO, Destination’s International, and APTA.
Prior to joining NTP Events, Jennifer worked as the Director of Thought Leadership for the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, responsible for driving SFIA’s position as the industry expert in sports and fitness through the marketing and promotion of events, education, and networking. In addition, she was responsible for facilitation of the agenda content and speakers for SFIA’s annual C-Level Executive Leadership Summit. She also worked for Crunch Fitness LLC as the Partnership and Programming Manager overseeing new and existing partnerships, marketing initiatives, and trade show representation.
Jennifer has a B.A. in Strategic Corporate Communications from Elon University, with a concentration in Public Health studies. A lover of outdoor activities, outside of the office she can usually be found researching her next race, exploring the DC area with her husband and pup, teaching barre and spin classes, and cheering on the UNC Tarheels and New York Rangers!
What cheers you up?
Music! Nothing changes the mood after a long or rough day like putting on some good tunes.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
Jimmy Buffet with my dad when I was 6. At the time, I had no idea what a ‘parrot head’ or ‘boat drinks’ were—but I have been enjoying the music ever since!
What is your favorite way to kill time?
I have recently taken up rock climbing. I love the challenge!
What is the most scary horror movie you have seen?
Here’s the thing, I love scary movies! But, I have a massive case of coulrophobia (fear of clowns). I sat through IT, and it was terrifying.