Member Relations & Conference Planning


   Deborah Sykes Reilly
Director of Member Relations, Sponsorship, and Conference Planning  

Deborah Sykes Reilly has been NAICU’s director for member relations and conference planning since 1995. She is responsible for membership recruitment and retention; manages membership activities; and plans and handles logistics for all association meetings. She has coordinated the annual meeting appearances of President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.

Reilly has been at the association since 1986, beginning as a consultant for annual meeting planning. Prior to joining the NAICU staff, she was a marketing coordinator for Reuben H. Donnelley. She earned a B.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
     Valencia Stringfellow
Staff Assistant for Administration and Computing Services 

Valencia Stringfellow provides staff assistance to the association's administration, and to the Director for Member Relations and Conference Planning.  She attended Howard University.