Heather Rhoderick, CAE, CMP, joined the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) as president in November 2019. In this role, she is responsible for the overall leadership and management of VMA, including government affairs, events and education, technical issues, member relations and engagement, financial oversight and communications.
She joined VMA with 24 years of experience in trade association management and operations, most recently at the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) where she was senior vice president, Events and Information. During Heather’s time at the ACMA, she helped develop organization-wide strategies with a focus on fiscally responsible growth and launched and led CAMX, a trade show owned by two associations.
Heather previously also held member services, marketing, education and trade show management positions at the Newspaper Association of America and issue management and membership program positions at the American Chemistry Council.
She has an MBA from Virginia Tech and a BA in Political Science from the University of Delaware and is also a Certified Association Executive and a Certified Meeting Professional and has served on advisory boards for the City of Dallas and the American Society of Association Executives.