Jenna Carretero

Event and Operations Manager

Jenna oversees AAM’s exhibition presence at international trade shows, conferences, and conventions and plans AAM’s events and internal meetings.  At one point managing over 50 live events per year, she has more recently spent time transitioning into virtual event design.  As AAM’s unofficial “Make-It-Happener,” she enjoys the challenge of turning exciting new ideas and opportunities into reality.

Before joining AAM, Jenna worked for the District Policy Group, a boutique lobbying and advocacy practice, where she helped coordinate large fly-in events on Capitol Hill.  She has over 10 years of experience in events and hospitality.  In a previous life, she conducted research in clinical neuropsychology after graduating cum laude from the University of Florida.

Jenna spends her free time going on adventures with her husband Roland and their three kids. They’ve spent the better part of the pandemic exploring local towns and parks in their home state of Maryland, learning how to speak Portuguese, and playing lots (and lots) of Candyland.

Jenna is also AAM’s Internship Program Coordinator.  Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to her at [email protected].