Maureen Couch

Maureen Couch

Director

Maureen brings to BlueDot over 10 years of experience in program management, event planning, financial management, short-notice and emergency logistical problem solving, client relationship management, resource development, and reliable information and referral. She joined the BlueDot team in February 2018.

Before joining the BlueDot team, Maureen served for three and a half years as a civilian Family Readiness Officer for a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter squadron in San Diego, California. During that time, she implemented each Commander’s intent and outreach to military personnel and families while in garrison, and supported the unit’s mission prior to, during, and upon return from deployments. Maureen coordinated work and family life support services on base and in the surrounding community. She ensured overall effectiveness and efficiency with sound judgment and initiative, and was honored with a Certificate of Commendation from the Commanding General of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing during her service to the unit and the Marine Corps.

In a previous life, Maureen was a meeting and event planner. She oversaw the Forum Operations division at Bethesda-based Consero Group, bringing together senior executives from around the world to build relationships and share knowledge through unique events. Before that, Maureen spent more than four years at the Society of Nuclear Medicine (now Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging). She worked alongside an experienced certified meeting planner on ten annual in-person events, ranging from five to 7,000 attendees, on everything from sponsorships, exhibits, registration, on-site logistics, personnel management, VIP accommodations, and hotel and conference center relationships, contracts, and agreements.

Maureen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies with focuses in Journalism and Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a proud Terp. She is an active alumna of and volunteer for Delta Gamma Fraternity, and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, infant daughter, and two dogs.