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Charlene R Thomas, MHA

Charlene is President and Founder of Asheville Meeting Logistics. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She has extensive experience in the areas of strategic planning, contract negotiations, business development, business operations and financial management.   Charlene and her family have resided in Asheville for over thirty years. She has a depth of knowledge and experience in working with service providers throughout Western North Carolina and has produced many successful conferences.   

Charlene enjoys spending her free time with her husband and seven very special grandchildren. She is the proud Mom to Scarlett our office mascot.  

Nancy H Robinson

Nancy has a Bachelors degree in Business Management from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and grew up in Western North Carolina. She is a dedicated planner with 25+ years experience in meeting, event and conference planning. 

Nancy is a detail-oriented professional with strengths in budgeting, accounting, grant writNancy is Mom to a beautiful daughter in college and enjoys ballroom dancing, gardening and talking about her sweet pups, a chihuahua named Prince and a miniature dachshund named Cocoa.

Danielle W Willis

Danielle has a bachelors degree in Business Management from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and began her career in healthcare marketing. She has over 15 years experience in conference planning and excels at creating successful events. 

Danielle has strengths in tackling the smallest details, making creative marketing plans, organizing everything and everyone. She is always mindful of the client budget with the goal of cost savings whenever possible.

Danielle is Mom to two boys, ages 4 and 6. Her husband is a Ph.D.  organic chemist. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and running.

Kelly Hutchens-Dale

Kelly earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Appalachian State University with over 30+ years experience in business accounting and over 20 years experience in conference, meeting and event planning.

Her strengths include budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting. She strives to ensure a return on investment that will meet each client's goals. Kelly has worked with various organizations including non-profits. 

Kelly is married to a local CPA. She is Mom to a sweet pup named Winslow who loves to bark and chase bunnies whenever possible. Kelly is a huge Appalachian State University football fan.

Scarlett Thomas

Miss Scarlett is a unique member of our team. Although she is deaf, she makes herself known by her very loud snoring during her many long naps. On our initial conference call with clients, we always introduce Miss Scarlett, just so the client doesn’t think that we have fallen asleep during the call! 

Miss Scarlett is friendly to all and a delight to those who visit us.