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Questions? Please email TNNA at A TNNA team member will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. 

Contact Us by Phone or Email

TNNA Staff is available during the following hours: 
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central

312-321-6857 - Exhibit Help Desk or via email at
312-321-6823 (option 1) - General Information and Membership or via email at
312-321-6823 (option 4) - Event Registration or via email at
312-321-6823 (option 3) - Teacher Information or via email at

TNNA follows a 24-hour return policy on emails and voicemails. If your need is urgent please mark any emails as high-importance.

 Membership and Operations 
The TNNA Membership and Operations team provides customer service support, manages the database and provides oversight of the membership process for new and renewing members.

Janet Rapp

Executive Director


Paige Schafer

Membership Services Sr. Associate

 Event Services 
The TNNA Events Services department provides overall management of the Trade Show including exhibitor relations, vendor management, housing management, facility planning, and registration. 
 Buffy Levy


 Buffy Levy

 Events Director 



Liz Hansen

Events Sr. Coordinator


Kelsey Kwasniak

Trade Show Sr. Associate



Maggie Madrigal

Events Manager - Registration 


Bethany Brewer

Events Sr. Associate

Marketing & Communications 

TNNA’s Marketing and Communications Department provides overall management of TNNA’s marketing and communication channels included emails, social media platforms, TNNANews and blog, and media relations. We also promote TNNA’s two trade shows to the needlearts market. 

 Tom Manning  

Tom Manning

Marketing & Communications Director



Emily Drake 

Managing Editor, TNNANews and Blog



Haley Carson

Marketing & Communications Coordinator


Abigail Napoli

Marketing & Communications Sr. Associate 


Cady Stokes

Associate Editor, TNNANews and Blog

 Education & Training
The Education department works with volunteer leadership to develop a year-round calendar of education for all member types. This includes live and on-demand online education, Trade Show programming, and other learning opportunities. Education includes a mix of industry updates, business skills and industry trend information. 

Alexis Kolak

Education Manager


Emily Sokalski

Education Coordinator

 Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales
The sales team is responsible for helping new and returning exhibitors sign up for exhibits, sponsorships, advertising and add-ons.  

Emily Marxer

Sales Director