Tammy Kockaya, CMP, CMM joined KPMG LLP in 2011 and serves as a Director for Strategic Event Delivery with the Events & Meetings organization. In this role, Tammy leads a pkanning team of 20 who are responsible for the production, management, and execution of nearly 1,000 market development, training, and internal engagement events across KPMG’s Audit, Tax, and Advisory functions as well as Industry and Sectors. Tammy is passionate about team development, coaching, and frequently speaks on topics related to change management, team development, and leadership. Tammy lives in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband, Ali, and their daughter, Olivia (13).
Prior to joining KPMG, Tammy was Associate Director, Contracting with CEB (now Gartner). Tammy joined CEB in 2000 as Chief of Staff, Member Services before joining the Meetings Department as a Meeting Manager in 2001. During her nearly 11-year service at CEB, Tammy planned and executed over 60 executive education programs a year, led or participated in numerous department and firm initiatives, was a part of the team which launched a revenue-generating conference center business for the company, and served as a team leader in the department.
Tammy joined Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Potomac Chapter in 2008 and served on the board of directors for 8 years, culminating in serving as the chapter’s president in 2016-2017. Tammy was recognized with the MPI, Potomac Chapter President’s Award in 2013. She has presented to chapter leaders during both the Chapter Business Summit, Chapter Leaders Forum, and has been featured in The Meeting Professional. From 2014-2016 Ms. Kockaya served as the Chapter Liaison for the MPI Global Foundation Board of Trustees and across 2017-2019 served as a member of the MPI Global Board Development Committee charged with the selection of the International Board of Directors.
Prior to joining CEB, Tammy worked for three years in the student affairs division at the University of Maryland, College Park (residence life and Greek life) and has a Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University in College Student Personnel. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Albion College. Tammy holds the designation of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and has achieved the Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM).