Ramona is a native of Columbus Ohio where she was educated and received a B.A. from Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio. After college, she moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where she launched her business career as a sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry. She later transferred her sales background to the convention and tradeshow industry as convention manager with the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. There, she was successful in putting together proposals and presentations that brought numerous national meetings, exhibits and special events to that community, resulting in millions of dollars in economic impact.
Ramona moved to the DMV with the Cincinnati CVB, managing their Eastern Regional Office. In 2000 she began working for Washington D.C.-based national associations as a corporate relations manager. Since that time, she’s successfully supported non-profit organizations in healthcare, medicine and education by increasing non-dues revenue through corporate contributions and sponsorships.