The newest addition to the TDCAA staff is Jennifer Matney, our meeting planner, who joined the association in late August—just in time to finish tying up loose ends for the Annual Criminal and Civil Law Update. Jen hit the ground running and was a gloriously calm, collected presence during the craziest season of TDCAA’s year. She even graciously agreed to join an amateur volleyball league with several association staffers, and her obvious skills put the rest of us to shame. She has fit seamlessly into the office.
Jen, a Bozeman, Montana, native, came to us from Randolph-Mason Woman’s College, where she worked as a regional admissions counselor based in Austin. (The Lynchburg, Virginia, school is also her alma mater, and she majored in biology.) When she’s not dealing with hotels and wiping up the volleyball court with lesser players, she is chillin’ with her husband, Andrew, catching up on historical literature, or riding English (with a concentration on the sport of eventing)—her coworkers now know that that has to do with horses. She also has an artistic side and a weakness for fancy paper.
We are overjoyed to have Jen on staff, and we’re relieved she feels the same way. “I love it here,” she says. “I love the people and the whole feel of the association.” Please welcome her the next time you see her at a seminar!