Meet the Team

Our highly qualified and dedicated team uses their individual skill-sets to achieve a successful outlook for your association.

Association Matters, Inc. remains on top of its game and keeps informed of the latest trends as a member of the American Society of Association Executives [ASAE].


 

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Peter Constantinou
President & CEO

A specialist in organizational management, Peter works with client Boards as an active participant in the leadership team. His sought after advice and guidance promotes association leaders to set their vision, achieve their potential and engage members in their ecosystem.

An association management professional for over 16 years, Peter uses his contagious enthusiasm to create a renewed sense of purpose and a rejuvenated work spirit for our clients and the AMI Team.

Peter holds a Master in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology. He successfully completed the Organizational Management program from Dale Carnegie in 1984 and the world-renown Customer Service training program offered by the Walt Disney World Company in 1989.

“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.”
Walt Disney

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Erin Baugess-Kimes
Meetings & Events Coordinator

For over seven years, Erin was a member of the executive management team for the Maryland Historical Society where she served as Chief Programming Officer. During her tenure, she was responsible for all education and visitor experiences, cultivated private donors, handled grant writing and targeted event promotion.

Erin spent two years with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Education Outreach Coordinator where, among other things, she assisted with the development and delivery of arts integrated curriculum with the Baltimore City Public Schools. Recently, Erin served as President of the Youth’s Benefit Elementary School PTA, the largest in Harford County, where she planned and executed fundraising campaigns and advocacy events. Among her volunteer experience was fundraising for the Fallston Rec Sports program through silent auctions, bazaars, and bull roasts.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller

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Aleka McKenzie-Brown
 
Training & Certification Coordinator

Aleka McKenzie-Brown graduated from Frostburg State University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. Recently moving to the Baltimore area, Aleka started at Association Matters Inc. in 2020 filling the role of Apprenticeship & Social Media Coordinator. Aleka has a background in digital marketing and sales, where she began her professional career. In college, Aleka worked full-time between a restaurant and a coaching position where she began to handle social media business accounts. She completed a marketing internship, which led her to a position in website design and social media management.

“Be kind to one another.”
Ellen DeGeneres

Membership & Sponsorship Coordinator
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Lauren Jeng
Social Media
Coordinator

Lauren Jeng graduated from Towson University in 2020 with a Mass Communications Bachelors degree with a concentration in Advertising. Lauren started at Association Matters Inc. in the summer of 2020 filling the role of Social Media Coordinator. Having earned an associate degree in Elementary Education before attending Towson, Lauren soon realized that her passion was in mass media and communications having firsthand experience with digital marketing, social media, graphics, and analytical insights.

“If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.”
Mindy Kaling

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Alexandra Ullrich
 
Communications
Coordinator

Alexandra graduated from Towson University in 2019 with a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Advertising and a Minor in Marketing. Prior to joining the Association Matters Inc. team in August of 2020, she moved from New Jersey back to the Baltimore area to change her career path and pursue new opportunities in the marketing and communications field. Alexandra has experience working in advertising sales in the television industry, integrated marketing, event promotions, graphic design and website management.

“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”
Michelle Obama

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Jessica Lewis
Administrative
Coordinator

Jessica Lewis graduated from Stevenson University in 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Communication. She started at Association Matters in 2021 as an Administrative Coordinator. In college, Jessica was on the executive board of an event planning organization as a Program Director where she planned multiple events per semester for students and faculty, while also managing their social media accounts and website. She has also gained skills in social media marketing, public relations, and nonprofit event planning though her internship experiences.

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Constantinos Bacas
IT & Network
Administrator

Constantinos graduated from Drew University with a Bachelors degree in Biology. He has worked as an IT consultant for multiple small businesses and medical practices. He is proud to be a part of the Association Matters, Inc. team and looks forward to supporting their technology needs in the future.