Staff Spotlight: Amya Hays
Amya Mays is an Atlanta native and grew up in the city of Tucker. Mays attended Georgia State University and graduated with a master’s degree that focused on hospitality and tourism. She started her journey in hospitality in hoteling and during her time there, Mays grew her love for making memories for people! She decided to leave hoteling and started her journey in events at a country club as their events coordinator. While there, she gained knowledge and sought professional development in the industry by obtaining certifications in professional catering and events (CPCE) and in wedding planning (CWP). As life would have it, the COVID-19 pandemic caused events to come to a halt. When this happened, Mays moved to a new company called AAHOA, where she developed her skills in cooperate event planning and curated tradeshows and large-scale meetings. Now working as the Events Coordinator for the ACEN, Mays hopes to use those skills to grow events like the Nursing Education Accreditation Conference, the Program Administrators Workshop, and the Self-Study Forum. On a personal note, Mays is a Disney addict (her cat is named Minnie Mouse!) that collects mugs and loves to travel! She has a passion for making memories, and she hopes to make many memories for the ACEN and all our events’ attendees.