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Laura Nakoneczny

Laura Nakoneczny

Laura Nakoneczny has been contracting meetings and events for more than 25 years, planning everything from youth travel soccer and college alumni golf tournaments outings to political and international events for more than 8,000 people. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a member of the American Society of Association Executives. Most recently, she served as the executive director of the North Carolina Turfgrass Association.


Article | July 21, 2017
Success in Stay-to-Play: It All Starts with Communication   

By: Laura Nakoneczny

Stay-to-Play: It’s one of those terms that can set an event owner’s mind at ease or get them worried. In many cases, what makes it great is the...more >>


Article | November 12, 2013
Negotiating with Hotels: How to Meet in the Middle (and Still Come Out Ahead)!   

By: Laura Nakoneczny

No matter how comfortable sports-oriented professionals are when it comes to the court, the field or the track, that competitive confidence somehow...more >>


Article | October 31, 2011
Negotiating with Hotels: A Game Plan for Negotiating Event Contracts   

By: Laura Nakoneczny

Planners of athletic events are charged with providing a smooth and rewarding experience for both athletes and attendees. Call it irony, but...more >>


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