Director, Convening
and Special Projects


As Director of Convenings at, Sandy Fernandes manages the organization’s meeting-planning functions and assists in the execution of top strategic priorities. Partnering across the organization and its network, Sandy directs and manages event operations ahead of and during’s signature conference, as well as for several convenings throughout the year.

Sandy comes to with an extensive background in both event-planning and customer service. Most recently, she worked as an independent consultant managing several large-scale events for various organizations in both public and private sectors. Earlier in her career, Sandy managed conference operations for over 20 nationwide events each year at New Profit, a Boston-based nonprofit venture philanthropy fund.