APG Names New Staff for Professional Management Conference

Association of Professional Genealogists Names New Staff for Professional Management Conference

Anastasia Harman and Corinne Knasinski Bring Broad Event-Planning Experience to Premiere Professional Genealogy Event

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 23 July 2013- The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) today announced new staff for its annual Professional Management Conference (PMC). Anastasia M. Harman of Gaithersburg, Maryland, will serve as PMC Coordinator, and Corinne Knasinski of Parker, Colorado, will be PMC Site Coordinator.

As PMC Coordinator, Harman will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the annual conference, which offers topics relevant to genealogy professionals and those interested in the profession. She will draw upon her extensive event-planning experience at Ancestry.com, where she managed the company's presence at tradeshows, developed curriculum for conference classes, and organized company-specific events nationwide. She also worked as a research manager for seasons 1-3 of NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?"

"APGs PMC is the premiere event for professional genealogy," said Harman. "I look forward to working with the APG team to further grow the conference in attendance and value."

Working with Harman will be Corinne Knasinski. As PMC Site Coordinator, she will manage on-site conference arrangements, including the meeting facility, live broadcasts, and other conference needs. Knasinski brings many years of event-planning experience at non-profit organizations in the finance industry and for professional organizations. "Im excited to help grow a conference that offers so much to the genealogical community," said Knasinski. "With programs ranging from advanced research to business skills, the APG PMC's provides excellent tools for todays professionals."

"We welcome Anastasia and Corinne," said APG President Kenyatta D. Berry. "The APG Professional Management Conference is unique in its focus on the professional genealogist. The conference has evolved over recent years to accommodate more levels of learning and to allow off-site members to participate. We look forward to working with Anastasia and Corinne as we bring PMC to the next level."

About APG PMC 2014

The 16th annual APG PMC will be held in Salt Lake City, 1011 January 2014, before the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. A call for speakers will be sent out to APG members soon. Join the APG PMC 2014 discussion on our Facebook or LinkedIn sites, or on Twitter using hashtag #APGPMC.

About the Association of Professional Genealogists

The Association of Professional Genealogists (www.apgen.org), established in 1979, represents more than 2,600 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers, and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring, and education. The organization also supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy and history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and thirty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Twitter (www.twitter.com/apggenealogy) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/AssociationofProfessionalGenealogists).