For more than 20 years, Mia Sims Washington, a certified meeting professional, has created some of Austin’s biggest, most successful events. The thing that defines Mia from the rest is her ability to think as a strategic fundraiser as well as a detailed event planner. She is one of the city’s leading experts on event fundraising including two capital campaigns, galas, golf tournaments, fashion shows, grand openings and much more.

This Leadership Austin Essential 2017 Graduate and current member of the International Live Events Association has partnered with some of the most prestigious organizations in Austin including Leadership Austin, Austin Children’s Shelter, St. Edward’s University and Austin Area Urban League.

Mia not only plans and organizes, but she facilitates adult learning as well. Mia has spoken at countess events and lead many workshops to help others create more impactful and powerful events.

Mia loves what she does as it allows her to work with wonderful people while creating unique events and special memories.

On a Personal Note


Along with Mia’s countless professional accolades, she has also been a Deaconess at her church for 20 years. Mia loves the water and scuba diving is one of her favorite ways to experience all that the ocean has to offer. When she isn’t in the water, you can find her at the movies catching up on the latest releases or reading a book. Mia comes from a large family and her love for that spreads far and wide. She is the mother of an incredible daughter, Azia, who is a teacher and dancer and Mimi to the newest addition, her grandson Noah, who she describes as the “light of her life”