Erica Shonkwiler, M.B.A., CMP, is a lecturer in the Department of Tourism, Event, and Sport Management at IUPUI. She is the lead instructor of the event management track of courses within the undergraduate program. Erica is the faculty advisor to three campus student organizations, each affiliated with industry professional organizations – Professional Convention Management Association Student Chapter, Meeting Professionals International Student Chapter, and the International Live Events Association Student Chapter.
Coupled with a B.S. in Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management from Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Butler University, Shonkwiler’s work experience spans a 15-year career with the executive team leadership, strategy development, marketing, market research, non-profit management, venue management, and event management. She frequently presents at local, national, and international conferences on topics like event management, event marketing, and sustainable event design. She stays deeply connected and committed to industry by serving on boards and committees for a diverse group of organizations every year. She is the president of the Meeting Professionals International Indiana Chapter and a member of the Professional Convention Management Association Faculty Council and Student Membership Committee.