Dawn Abely

Dawn Abely
Dawn Abely
SVP/Chief Sales & Member Relations Officer

Dawn Abely joined CUES in 2007 and has held the positions of Vice President/Conferences and Institutes and Senior Vice President/Chief Learning Officer. She currently serves as the Senior Vice President/Chief Sales and Member Relations Officer.

In this role, Dawn oversees the CUES member facing teams, including Sales and Executive Education and Meetings. Dawn and her team of dedicated professionals lead our sales efforts and ensure the CUES experience is most effectively delivered to CUES members through professional development opportunities.

Prior to joining CUES, she had her own strategic planning firm, D3 Results, specializing in the hospitality and tourism industry. Dawn spent five years in Washington, D.C. where she served as Executive Vice President of the Washington, D.C. Convention and Tourism Corporation and Executive Director of The American Experience Foundation producing such events as America Celebrates the Greatest Generation, the Pageant of Peace Gala and The Taste of D.C.

Dawn held similar positions in Milwaukee, WI, where she was recognized for her leadership in the community by receiving several awards including a City Council and Mayoral Proclamation and the “40 under 40” award by the Milwaukee Business Journal.