LaVette Henderson - Deputy Executive Director, National Dental Association, Inc.
LaVette C. Henderson, CMP, CVEP, HMCC is the Deputy Executive Director and Acting Executive Director of the National Dental Association (NDA). The NDA represents over 7,000 minority oral health professionals. She is a responsible, and experienced professional who is self-motivated and competent in association, conference and financial management. She brings over 25 years of a diverse skill set that encompasses critical thinking, event programming, contract negotiations, project management, logistics, problem resolution and marketing all of which illustrate her strong analytic skills and team player abilities. Her strengths include leadership, problem solving, teamwork, business acumen and relationship-building with staff, corporate representatives and industry professionals.
Among her many duties with at the NDA, LaVette focus is to develop strategies to produce quality services for members and staff while building a well-established relationship with NDA leadership, corporate partners, exhibitors and vendors. She is currently responsible for the daily operations and making sure processes and activities uphold the association’s vision, goal and mission.
LaVette has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management with Magna Cum Laude honors and an Associate Degree in Accounting. She served 5 years in the DC Air National Guard as a medical technician where she achieved the rank of Sergeant and activated during Desert Shield-Desert Storm. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI), National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP) and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). LaVette currently serves on the Visit Austin Customer Advisory and served on the MGM Resorts International Diversity Advisory, National Coalition of Black Meeting Planner, and Baltimore Customer Advisory Boards.
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