Monika NielsenVice President, Corporate Events
Vice President, Corporate Events
Monika Nielsen is Vice President, Corporate Events and leads all aspects of AIA’s event marketing. A certified meeting planner with more than 15 years of international event management experience, she produces and executes high-profile events which promote AIA’s mission and add value to the members and partners in the aerospace and defense community. Monika joined AIA in August 2014.
Previous to joining AIA, Monika managed event logistics and customer service for the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) worldwide conferences and events. Based in Washington DC, she was involved in all aspects of event execution including pre-event strategy and planning, on-site event management and post-event measurement and evaluation. She was instrumental in doubling event revenue and increasing member satisfaction.
Before joining BIO, Monika worked for TopRight, a strategic marketing consulting firm where she sold and executed event management services for the company’s fortune 500 clients. Her career also includes four years with Fitch, a global bond rating and research company, where she was a marketing manager in the telecommunications line of business.
Monika has a BA in Finance and Business Management from Loyola University in Chicago. She also founded a Netherlands-based charity, the Tulip Foundation, with the mission of improving the conditions of Polish orphanages.