Michelle Lanphear has over 16 years of event planning experience for non-profit organizations. She is passionate about delivering service beyond expectations to her clients. Michelle began working in the Office of Government and Community Relations in 2006 and she has a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Leisure Management. Michelle’s previous positions include Event Coordinator at Crestwood Children’s Center, Visitor Services Director for the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, Office and Project Manager for Rochester Youth for Christ, Administrative Assistant for the YMCA and Auto Travel Counselor for the American Automobile Association of Rochester. Michelle has additional expertise in marketing and communications, website development; department and facility scheduling, budgeting, office management, client relationship development, volunteer recruitment, travel and project management. In her current role at RIT as Associate Director of Conferences and Special Events she plans and executes numerous events and conferences for diverse groups including RIT faculty/ staff, youth, adults, businesses, civic and service organizations. Michelle is the operations liaison to the FIRST Robotics Competition and numerous groundbreaking and building dedication ceremonies for RIT.