Jennifer Richards

Director, Membership

Phone: 703.575.2479 | Email:

Jennifer Richards joined AAAE in September 2017.  Her career has spanned a wide variety of roles in association management.  Most recently, she oversaw the National Association of Shell Marketers (NASM) as the sole staff member.  In her role at NASM, she was responsible for managing the association, including, but not limited to, membership, business development, communications, educational programming, website and database administration, Board and volunteer management, and the association’s relationship with Shell Oil.

In her role at AAAE, Jennifer is responsible for membership recruitment and retention, the AAAE member database, and providing value to members through enhanced programs and benefits.  Jennifer is committed to working directly with members to help them succeed in their careers.  

Jennifer grew up in Boise, Idaho, and earned a dual Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and French from the University of Idaho prior to moving to Virginia in 2000.