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Tessa Benitez

Tessa Benitez


Tessa has over 15 years of experience working in Association and Meeting Management. In 2003 she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Science with a Marketing and Sales specialization from the University of Applied Science (HES) in Amsterdam.

In 2008, Tessa joined the Status Plus team in the Netherlands and oversaw many meetings for national and international associations, as well as events commissioned by Dutch government agencies. In 2009, she expanded her focus to include association management, which was a great fit for both Tessa and Status Plus. Over the years, she has developed comprehensive knowledge of association management with a focus on medical non-profit associations, organizational development, governance, financial management, membership management, fundraising strategies, and meeting organization.

In 2013, after moving to the United States, Tessa rose to her current position as COO of Status Plus LLC, and currently lives with her husband and 3 children in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area. She is appointed as the Executive Director for the American Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (AGOS), the Canadian Society for Pelvic Medicine (CSPM), the Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology (CUCOG), the Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG), the International Society for Pelvic Pain (IPPS), the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology (NASPOG), the Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), the Scientific Network of Female Sexual Health and Cancer (Scientific Network), the SMSNA Foundation, and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS).

Clients value Tessa for her relentless dedication, persistence and eagerness to help them move forward as an organization. She is a member of the AMC Institute, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) and Association North in Minnesota.

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