Julie Simmons, CMP, CTA joined the Center for Medical Technology Policy in 2008 with over five years experience planning meetings, conferences, tradeshows, and special events. Ms. Simmons is Certified Meeting Professional and Certified Tourism Ambassador, bringing the highest levels of professionalism and knowledge to her work as the Events Manager and Communications coordinator at CMTP. Ms. Simmons manages all CMTP meetings and events, including the annual National Leadership Summit on CER Priorities, Methods, and Policy and CER Institute. She is also in charge of CMTP communications and marketing efforts. Before joining CMTP Ms. Simmons worked as a Conference Services Manager for National Conference Services, Inc.