About NDSC

Staff & Consultants

Erin Schmitz

Convention Director

Erin Schmitz is a Certified Meeting Planner and a Certified Travel Industry Specialist. Erin has served as a Meetings / Conventions Director and a Catering Director for a 4-Diamond property in Scottsdale, AZ. She has also served a Director of Convention Sales and a Director of Group Sales for a Convention and Visitors Bureau. Erin is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa, with a degree in Leisure Services, and a minor in Marketing.
Erin and her husband, Bruce, live in Iowa with their three children, Hayden, JD and Jacob, who happens to have Down syndrome. Erin and her husband are also co-founders of the FIRE Foundation of Northeast Iowa.
Erin has a true passion for meeting planning and tourism, as well as a great appreciation for the Down syndrome community.