Since launching FIRST in the Americas in 2004, Maureen has made massive strides for the brand, positioning FIRST as an industry leader. Prior to FIRST, Maureen was the Director of Events at Billboard Magazine and The New York Stock Exchange. She then opened her own firm, Ryan-Fable Productions, which laid the groundwork for what would become the FIRST New York office.

In recognition of her professional achievements, Maureen was inducted into the ILEA Hall of Legends and featured on the ‘Top 50 Smart Women in Meetings 2017’ list. In addition to being CEO, Group & CEO, Americas, Maureen found time to run the New York City Marathon in 2018 with the support of her FIRST family, a playlist of pop tunes, and a healthy jolt of diet cola to keep her going.