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Our Staff

Interim CEO
Cathy Breden, CMP-F, CAE, CEM

Cathy Breden, CMP-F, CAE, CEM is executive vice president and chief operating officer of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) with the responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of the association including overseeing marketing and communications, membership, education, conventions and events, and administration. In addition, she currently serves as the CEO for the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) whose primary purpose is to promote the growth, awareness and value of exhibitions and other face-to-face marketing events by producing and delivering research-based knowledge tools. Ms. Breden earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1990, the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 1995, the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) designation in 2019 and was recognized as a CMP Fellow in 2022.

Chief Financial Officer
Scott Stanton, CEM, CAE

Scott Stanton, CEM, CAE, joined the IAEE staff in 1999, and shortly thereafter was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. His primary responsibilities include oversight of all finance-related functions, including reporting, budgeting and investments. He also oversees the information systems and human resources departments, and handles office management. Mr. Stanton also serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in Accounting and Finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA in Management from Amberton University. Mr. Stanton earned IAEE’s Certified in Exhibition Management designation in 2013, and the Certified Association Executive in 2017. He is very active in his community, serving as a Boy Scout leader for over 10 years. He enjoys scuba diving, woodworking and is a novice bagpiper.


Lisa Buchanan
Vice President, Engagement and Digital Strategy

Stacie Glenn
Community Engagement Coordinator

Bambilyn Mills
Community Relations Specialist

Christine Nuss
Community Relations Specialist


Marsha Flanagan, M. Ed., CEM
Senior Vice President of Events and Learning Experiences

Jennifer Potter, CEM
Senior CEM Program Manager

Stacy Powers
Director of Learning Experiences

Events and Partnerships

Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM
Senior Vice President of Events and Learning Experiences

Rick Jennings, CEM
Vice President of Partnership Relations

Karen Gonzales, CMP-F, CEM
Director, Global Business Development

Hannah Deters, CEM
Director, Event Management

Beverly Elliott, CEM
Account Manager, Exhibitions and Sales


Marketing & Communications

Nicole Bowman, MBA, CEM
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Executive Director, Exhibitions Mean Business

Mary Tucker
Senior Communications & Content Manager

Erin Garrett
Marketing Manager


Cynthia Herring

Brandi Alexander
Accounting Specialist


Beverly Benbow, M. Sc.
Director: Governance, Board and Committee Administration