Who is FOREward Management?


FOREward Management is an LLC founded by Laura Weaver, Mary Piper Waters and Mike Williams in 2013.  We are a dedicated group of individuals who have been in the Meeting and Events Industry combined for over 70 years.  Dedicated to the industry, we are passionate golfers with extensive experience in planning and delivering high end golf tournaments.  

  • Laura Weaver, CMP is the Director of Meetings and Conventions for Society of American Florists (SAF).  She has been responsible for running the Association of Meeting Professional’s (AMPS) annual golf tournament for over 5 years.  She also coordinates Time Fore Nine, which is a ladies only meeting industry league in the DC area. 

  • Michael Williams is the President and CEO of Summit Conferences and Incentives.  Mike was on the Nike Tour early in his career, and now currently owns his own (full service site selection) management company.  Mike has planned many Conferences throughout the world and including large golf events for Hospitals, Charity Organizations and Corporate events. 

  • Mary Piper Waters is the Senior Director of Operations for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).  Mary has been involved in planning many industry events including golf tournaments. Mary is also an avid golfer in which her passion allows her help coordinate Time Fore Nine golf events.