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2016 IAEE Award Recipients

The IAEE Awards Program is designed to recognize those professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry.

Presenting the 2016 IAEE Award Recipients:

Pinnacle Award

Dennis Slater
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
Click here to read Dennis’ Award Spotlight Interview.


Volunteer of the Year Award

Mindy Abel, CMP, CTA
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development
Visit Anaheim
Click here to read Mindy’s Award Spotlight Interview.


International Excellence Award

Edward J. Krause III (Ned)
President & CEO
E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc.



Woman of Achievement Award

Jacqueline Russo
Vice President
Kuehne + Nagel, Inc
Click here to read Jackie’s Award Spotlight Interview.



Merit Award

Bob Hancock
General Manager, Atlanta
Click here to read Bob’s Award Spotlight Interview.



Merit Award

Dana Kirkhart, CEM
Director, Client Solutions
Click here to read Dana’s Award Spotlight Interview.



Bob Dallmeyer Educator of the Year Award

Al Lomas, CMP, CMM, CFE, CEM
Certified Consulting Service
Click here to read Al’s Award Spotlight Interview.


Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership Award

Walter Yeh, CEM
Executive Vice President
Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)


Outstanding Achievement in Marketing & Sales Award

Jenn Ellek, CMP
Sr. Director of Trade Marketing & Communications
National Confectioners Association
Click here to read Jenn’s Award Spotlight Interview.


Young Professional of the Year Award

Alex Land, CEM
Sales Executive, Eastern Region – Trade Show Corporate & Association
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
Click here to read Alex’s Award Spotlight Interview.


Outstanding Achievement in Innovation in Business Solutions Award

Click here to read Feathr’s Award Spotlight Interview.