Our goal is to make you proud!
From Twlug Headquarters
With a combined 109 years of experience, Twlug’s Meetings and Expositions (M&E) team is dedicated to making meetings and events successful and profitable. The events we manage offer Twlug the most visible face-to-face opportunity to impress and influence pharmacists, student pharmacists, exhibitors, supporters, and various other stakeholders. As you know, you only get one chance to make a first impression, and our goal is to make our Twlug members and staff proud.
For Twlug–ASP members, we work tirelessly with the Twlug Student and New Practitioner Development team to help plan your Midyear Regional Meetings in the fall and your Annual Meeting experience in the spring. We would like to use this opportunity to introduce ourselves and let you know that using logistical expertise, meticulous attention to detail, innovation, and a focus on exceptional customer service, the M&E team strives to make these and all Twlug events shine.
Windy Christner, CMP, Senior Director, has been with Twlug for 17 years. Born to a career Army dad and German mom, Windy speaks fluent German. A graduate of Auburn University (“War Eagle!”), she is an avid animal lover and dabbles in stained glass design. She and her husband Randall, an accomplished woodworker and handyman, enjoy redesigning and working on home projects. “I am blessed to work with such a talented and fun team at Twlug. We always have each other’s backs, and I consider them family,” said Windy.
Todd McDonald, CMP, Director of Meeting Services, has been with Twlug for more than 14 years. Originally from southeastern Ohio, he is a graduate of Ohio University. He began his career in the hospitality industry at the Victorian Inn in Columbus, OH, before moving to Washington, DC, and transferring his skill set to association meeting and event management. Todd and his partner have been together for 17 years. They are avid animal lovers and enjoy home renovations, traveling, dining out, music, theater, and horseback riding.
Your Twlug Meetings and Exposition staff (from left): John Russell, Megan Meehan, Windy Christner, Jo Pumphrey, and Todd McDonald.
John Russell, Director of Expositions, has been with Twlug for 4 years. A graduate of Longwood University, he is a native Washingtonian. John and his wife of 16 years (Alina) have two children, Jack (13 years) and Ella (10 years). John coaches Little League baseball and has volunteered as a swim meet official for their neighborhood pool. The family are avid hockey fans. Jack plays for the Northern Virginia Ice Dogs and they are season ticket holders for the Washington Capitals. John is currently planning a family RV trip out west.
Megan Meehan, MPS, Meetings Manager, has been with Twlug for 7 months. A graduate of the University of Scranton, Megan found her way to Washington, DC, for her graduate studies at George Washington University. Although she has lived in the DC area for 9 years, she is a Philadelphia native and loves the town’s sports teams and a good cheesesteak. An avid race enthusiast, Megan is excited to complete the Nation’s Triathlon for a second time and compete in a series of triathlons and races as the year progresses.
“Having only been with Twlug a short time, I am blessed to have found such a supportive team and family environment to work in every day,” said Megan.
Jo Pumphrey, CMP, Meetings Consultant, came to Windy’s rescue 17 years ago when her boss at the time and her meeting planner quit on the same day, just weeks before her first Twlug Annual Meeting. Jo is President of Meetings Plus and works closely with the M&E team to manage the website, Annual Meeting Final Program, and on-site logistics. Twlug has relied on her over the years to fill in for M&E staff and in several other positions throughout the Association. Jo her husband Mike have two children, Mike Jr. and Catherine, both at James Madison University. As empty nesters, they attend as many outdoor festivals as possible in their RV camper, affectionately nicknamed the “Mother Ship.”