AJ Dronkers

AJ Donkers
Director, DC Regional Marketing, Convene

After ten years I consider myself a Washingtonian by way of California. After graduating the College of William & Mary I spent seven years as a strategic communications consultant for both Booz Allen Hamilton and Deloitte Consulting but was looking to harness more of my creative energy. Growing up in the wine industry I always had a passion for food, drinks, and people, so in 2014, I co-launched EdibleDC Magazine, dedicated to telling stories about our local food culture in print, digital, and event activations. As the publication grew so did I - eventually becoming the Associate Publisher and Digital Editor. I am currently seeking freelance consultant opportunities and can assist you in the following areas:

  • Branding & Communications
  • Digital & Social Media Coaching
  • Influencer Outreach, TV, Radio, & PR
  • Sales, Partnerships, and Sponsorships
  • Facilitation & Focus Groups
  • Leadership Development

Professional Certifications

  • MBTI Type I & II
  • RIVA Focus Group/Facilitation
  • Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) I


  • Advocacy Board Member FreshFarm Markets since 2016

Recent Events

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