Tonya Farmer is an accomplished association executive with a proven successful track record in membership development and event management for a wide variety of professional associations. With more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, she has coined herself to be a “human friction catalyst, ” creating face-to-face opportunities that inspire learning, growth, and creativity. Tonya is a proud Texas Women’s University graduate and acquired her credentials as a Certified Meetings Professional in 2009. She is now working towards obtaining her Certified Association Executive credentials. Tonya is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion and helped to launch DEI programs with two prior employers. Her long list of hobbies includes golf, cooking, singing, and guitar with joyful days spent with her daughter and their golden retriever. Tonya lives in Flowermound, Texas.