Ellen Wofford

Ellen Wofford

As Managing Director of Wilmington FRA, Ellen Wofford is responsible for the executive leadership of Wilmington FRA and its subsidiaries, FRA, Healthcare Education Associates and the RISE Association. She is dedicated to constantly improving the quality of conferences and deliver HEA’s products and services as well as strategic direction for RISE. Based in the North Carolina office she manages all aspects of the business, including business planning, strategy, operations, human resources and IT infrastructure. She has over 18 years tenure in the conference industry.

Ellen holds a M.A. in International Business from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.


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