Andrias White Murdaugh
MBA, CMP, CSEP, CVP
Andrias is the Owner and Lead Event Producer for Andrias Events, a full-service convention, special event, and wedding firm centered around education, efficiency, and exquisite execution. In August 2019, Andrias transitioned to full-time contracting and consulting through Andrias Events and provides venue management consulting for several high profile venues and serves as an event producer for several major conventions within the tech field. Additionally, Andrias and her team plan, design, and manage weddings of all shapes and sizes and provide internship opportunities to budding special event professionals.
Each day, Andrias White Murdaugh lives her childhood dream of creating unforgettable experiences through special events, meetings, and sporting events. Andrias began her professional career at George Mason University where she served as an Event Manager and later progressed to the Director of Logistics and Events for George Mason University’s Office of Admissions. There she lead the Events Team’s planning and execution of recruitment open houses, road shows, college fairs, and youth conferences.
After 5 years of service, Andrias left her full-time role at Mason to serve as Senior Event Manager for Events DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center where she managed high-security and high profile conventions, meetings, special events, and athletic events including Presidential Inaugural Balls, The World Gas Congress, The American Israel Public Affairs Policy Conference, and the Congressional Black Caucus’s Annual Legislative Conference. After moving back to her hometown in Richmond, Virginia, she served as the Senior Facility and Sales Manager for SMG Richmond at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Virginia and lead the efforts for facility marketing, guest relations, and special events during the 2019 Washington Redskins Training Camp.
- International Assoc. of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Management School (VMS), 2018
- MBA with a concentration in Marketing, George Mason University, 2015
- BS in Tourism & Event Management, George Mason University, 2015
- Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Since 2014
- CMP Exam Item Review Committee Member
- Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP), Since 2015
- Certified CSEP Exam Grader
- Certified Venue Professional (CVP), Since 2018
- George Mason University 40 under 40 Honors, 2019
- Intl. Association of Venue Managers 30 under 30, 2018
- Event's DC President's Circle of Achievement, 2017
- Event's DC Employee of the Month, 2017
- Professional Convention Management Assoc. 20 in their Twenties, 2017
- Individual Impact Award for George Mason University's INTO Familiarization Trip, 2013
- Most Inspirational Female, George Mason University Vision Awards, 2011
- Most Innovative Program for the "Diamonds in the Rough" Manhood Development Program, 2010
- Committee Member for the Certified Meeting Professional Exam Item Review Committee
- Grader for the Certified Special Event Professional Exam
- Judge for the International Live Event Association's Professional Achievement in Creative Events (PACE) Awards
- Judge for the International Live Event Association's ESPIRIT Awards
- National Anthem Singer, Various Events
TEACHING & PUBLIC SPEAKING
- George Mason University's School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism
- Adjunct Faculty, Tour 440 - Meetings & Conventions, Fall 2017, Fall 2018
- Adjunct Faculty, Tour 190 - Wedding Planning & Management, Spring 2016 - Spring 2018
- Guest Instructor - Tour 440 Meetings & Conventions - November 2014, 2015, 2016
- Guest Instructor - Tour 470 - Tourism & Event Management Senior Seminar, September 2013
- Montgomery College Event Management Certificate Program
- Adjunct Instructor - Event Marketing, Spring 2018
- Special Events Institute
- Guest Instructor - Student Event Planning 101 Webinar
- International Association of Venue Managers Annual 'Venue Connect' Convention
- Panelist, "Gender Gap, Continued" Conference Session, July 2018
VIRGINIA THIS MORNING
Andrias steps from behind the camera on the set of Virginia This Morning to serve as guest host alongside Jessica Noll and Bill Bevins. Here are a few segments from the January 10, 2020 show!
30 under 30
In July 2018, Andrias was selected in the International Association of Venue Manager's 30 under 30 Class of 2018. Here's her nomination video!
20 in their twenties
Andrias was selected to the Professional Convention Management Association's 20 in their Twenties Class of 2017. Here's her nomination video!
student events 101
Back in 2015, Andrias offered a special webinar to students. of the Special Events Institute on best practices in planning student events on college campuses.