President, Pet Industry Distributors Association
Celeste has been in Non-profit and Association Management for 27 years with nearly 20 years in executive director roles. Staring on November 5, 2018, Celeste will be the President of the Pet Industry Distributors Association, a $1.8M national trade association based in Abingdon, MD. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of Beacon, Networking for Life, a non-profit professional organization in the Mid-Atlantic region, and for 12 years as the Executive Director of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association, a $3M trade association based in Alexandria, VA.
Celeste is a fiscally-driven executive with experience that extends across financial and operational functions, member relations and sponsorship growth. She is an energetic, passionate leader and team-builder with an enthusiastic approach to association and non-profit management.
Celeste is in her second term currently serving as the Chair of WRC’s Leadership Luncheon Committee.
She is a graduate of Gettysburg College where she earned a BA in Political Science. Originally from Bryn Mawr, PA., she returned to the Philadelphia area in late 2015 and currently resides in Wayne PA.