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2016 40 Under 40: Alexandra DuFrayne McKenna

Alexandra DuFrayne McKennaAlexandra DuFrayne McKenna 29, Membership Services Manager Philadelphia CVB, Philadelphia

What I do: “I focus on large sites for incoming conventions, as well as opening and closing events for conventions.”

How I got here: “I majored in tourism and hospitality management at Temple University, which requires students to have a senior internship. I was lucky enough to land in the president’s department under Tom Muldoon at Philadelphia CVB. During that time, I began to fill in for the membership and special events department coordinator during a staff vacancy, and I’ve had a natural career progression from there.”

What colleagues say: “Alexandra is a leading force in the flawless execution and planning of some of the largest conventions and events in Philadelphia, such as the PHLCVB Annual Luncheon,” says event planner (and 2015 40 Under 40 recipient) Robert Nonemacker. “If you need to know someone in Philadelphia, Alexandra is the person to talk to.”

Next big thing? “I write a lifestyle and fashion blog with my sister-in-law called The Style Chronicles Blog.”