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CEM Faculty

LeeAnn Norton, CEM

LeeAnn Norton, CEM
COO, Connex

LeeAnn Norton, CEM, joined Connex (formerly PRSM) in 2014 as Director of Vendor Relations & Events and was responsible for… more

Steven Nushis, CGA, CEM

Steven Nushis, CPA, CGA, CEM
Director of Accounting Services, Exhibition Place, Enercare & Beanfield Centre

Steven Nushis, CPA, CGA, CEM has worked in a few different industries giving him wide accounting and industry expertise. The industries… more

Juan Pablo de Vera, CEM
CEO, Xplatina

Juan Pablo De Vera, CEM, is a trade show executive with more than 26 years leading events and organizations in… more

Kerry Painter, CEM, CMP, CFE
General Manager/Director, Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex

Kerry Painter CEM, CMP, CFE is the General Manager/Director of the Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex which encompasses the… more

Charlotte Pearson, CEM
Vice President of Sales - Western Region, Eventgineer, T3Expo

Charlotte Pearson, CEM, joined T3 Expo as the Vice President of Sales- Western Region, in October 2020, and is working… more

Dr. Sam Potolicchio
President, Preparing Global Leaders Forum (PGLF)

Dr. Sam Potolicchio was named one of “America’s Best Professors” by the Princeton Review, the Future Leader of American Higher… more

Susan L. Schwartz, CEM
Managing Director, ConvExx

Susan L. Schwartz, CEM, is Managing Director of ConvExx, an independent exhibition management firm. In addition to teaching CEM courses,… more

Kellie Shevlin, CEM

Kellie Shevlin, CEM
Executive Director, Craft Beverage Expo

Kellie Shevlin, CEM earned her Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) designation in 2007, was featured by Exhibit City News on… more

Julia Smith, CEM, CTA

Julia Smith, CEM, CTA
Senior Vice President of Exhibition Sales, Global Experience Specialists (GES)

Julia Smith, CEM, CTA, was the 2016 chairperson of the board for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE),… more

Janet Sperstad

Janet Sperstad, CMP
Program Director, Meeting and Event Management, Madison College

Janet Sperstad’s professional history reflects her lifelong vocation: driving excellence in meeting and event management execution and education. She has… more