Marsha Flanagan Joins IAEE as Vice President, Learning Experiences
DALLAS, 22 October 2012 – Today, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) announced that Marsha Flanagan has joined the association as vice president of learning experiences. In this role, she will be responsible for the continued enhancement of IAEE’s educational content creation, working closely with IAEE’s Education Council to develop programs that align with the strategic initiatives of the association which will, in turn, benefit IAEE members and exhibitions and events industry professionals as a whole.
IAEE President David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, said, "With the addition of Marsha to IAEE’s executive team, I am excited and confident that she will continue the charge put forth by both the IAEE Board of Directors and the Education Committee to develop the most relevant and essential professional development programs possible based on the ever-changing needs of IAEE members. She will be an excellent addition to the staff.”
Flanagan commented, “I am thrilled to join IAEE in this role, and I believe my not-for-profit background and understanding of the meetings industry in creating content, events and certification programs fits perfectly with the unique needs of this position.”
Previously, Flanagan was the director of content strategy and development for the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) where she oversaw the directional strategy as well as the development and delivery of all current and future PPAI professional development and editorial offerings. Prior to joining PPAI, she served as director of operations for The Center for Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology. She started her career in nonprofit management with Meeting Professionals International (MPI). At MPI, she was vice president of professional development for where she oversaw operations including all strategic partnerships, the design and delivery of all professional development offerings and meetings management. Flanagan received her bachelor's degree in education from Texas Christian University and her Master in Education from the University of Arkansas.
Since 1928, IAEE continues to provide quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE. Through the 2006 consolidation with the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), IAEE delivers valuable industry research reports. IAEE also supports the IAEE Public Events Council, The International Center for Exhibitor and Event Marketing, and the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission, which are IAEE councils that provide products, programs and information to members. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: American Airlines, ASP, Inc., Bearcom, Mexico Tourism Board, New Orleans Morial Convention Center, New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Orange County Convention Center and Visit Orlando, Vertical Nerve, Inc. and VoiceLogic. Visit www.iaee.com for more information.
Susan Brower, CMM, CCP
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