Deneen Pennington is the Executive Director of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and owner of Creative Management Alliance, an association management firm located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As Executive Director, Pennington supervises the management services, federal grants, and publications development for NCDA. She received her Masters in Adult Education from Oklahoma State University and Bachelors in Business Administration from Northeastern Oklahoma State University. Before coming to NCDA, Pennington was Coordinator for the NOICC Training Support Center through a federal grant at the Oklahoma Department of Career Tech. In that position, she coordinated the publication development and educational training for the NOICC-SOICC Network. Pennington has also served as the Education and Convention Director for the National Association of Insurance Women.