Breden se desempeñará como director ejecutivo interino de la IAEE

Announces Retirement from IAEE in June 2024

La Asociación Internacional de Exposiciones y Eventos® (IAEE)  announces that, effective 1 October 2023, IAEE Executive Vice President and COO Cathy Breden, CMP-F, CAE, CEM will step into the role of Interim CEO for the association as it continues its search for a permanent replacement for departing President and CEO David DuBois, CMP-F, CAE, FASAE, CTA.

“With 28 years of service to IAEE, there was no question in the minds of the Board of Directors who the best person would be to lead the association as we continue the search for a new President and CEO,” said 2023 IAEE Chairperson Dennis Smith, Vice President of Business Development, Asian American Hotel Owners Association. “Cathy not only possesses vast knowledge about the organization, but is a highly regarded authority of our industry.”

Once IAEE’s new President and CEO is determined, Breden will return to her current role with the organization until her retirement from IAEE in June 2024.

“In this role, I will be the bridge to continue to the good work of IAEE and to help the new CEO during this transition,” said Breden. “The association has made great strides in advancing its mission and strategic vision and I look forward to the future.”

Breden, who also serves as the CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), began her association management career in 1984 and has served as a member of several boards of directors, as key staff contact, chief staff executive, volunteer leader and consultant in addition to serving as Immediate Past Chairperson of the Events Industry Council Board of Directors. She is a frequent presenter on the areas of exhibition industry trends and the power of exhibitions in face-to-face marketing.

Breden earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1990 and became a CMP Fellow in 2019. She earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 1995 and was bestowed the Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) designation in 2019. Breden graduated from Florida State University with a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Association Management.

The IAEE Board of Directors has retained SearchWide Global, a full-service executive search firm that specializes in C-level positions in the event, convention, travel, tourism, hospitality, trade association, venue management, and experiential marketing industries.

Acerca de la IAEE

Con confianza desde 1928, la IAEE brinda calidad y valor a sus miembros a través del liderazgo, el servicio, la educación y las relaciones sólidas. IAEE es la asociación más grande de la industria de exposiciones y eventos del mundo, con una membresía de organizadores de exposiciones, expositores y proveedores de exposiciones. Los organizadores de más de 20.000 exposiciones y eventos de compradores y vendedores en todo el mundo son miembros de la IAEE, y la organización defiende y promueve el conocimiento de las exposiciones y eventos presenciales como medio principal para el desarrollo y crecimiento empresarial. La IAEE brinda educación relevante, oportuna e innovadora a sus miembros y a la industria. IAEE reconoce a sus socios estratégicos: 4imprint, Convention News Television (CNTV), eShow, Freeman, GES | onPeak, Grit Productions and Expositions, Nueva Orleans & Company, Centro de convenciones Ernest N. Morial de Nueva Orleans y Risk Strategies Company | Seguro Buttine. Visita para más información.

Consultas de los medios:
Nicole Bowman, MBA, CEM-AP
Vicepresidente de Marketing y Comunicaciones | IAEE
+1 (972) 687-9207

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