L'IAEE annonce la nomination d'un nouveau président-directeur général

L'IAEE annonce la nomination d'un nouveau président-directeur général

L'Association Internationale des Expositions et Événements® (AIEE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM, as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. With a strong focus on leading innovative strategies and developing intentional and thoughtful collaborations, Marsha will lead IAEE into its next phase of service to the global exhibitions and events industry while supporting the association’s underpinnings of advocacy, sustainability, and DE&I initiatives. She officially begins her new role on 1 December 2023.

“Under Marsha’s leadership, IAEE will continue to serve as the leading trade association for the global exhibitions and events industry,” said Dennis Smith, 2023 Chairperson of the IAEE Board of Directors. “Her vision and strategic approach will ensure that IAEE remains a trusted partner for our members by engaging in industry collaborations, and delivering valuable resources, advocacy, and learning opportunities to drive success in the exhibitions and events ecosystem.”

Flanagan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to IAEE. Prior to joining the association, she served in key leadership roles at prominent organizations in the industry, where she demonstrated exceptional leadership and a track record of driving success. Marsha’s appointment follows an extensive search process, during which she was identified as the ideal candidate to lead IAEE into the future.

“IAEE plays a vital role in advancing the global exhibitions and events industry, and I am honored to take on the position of President and CEO,” said Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM “I am excited to work closely with the IAEE board of directors, staff, our members, and other stakeholders to drive community engagement and growth for the organization.”

The appointment of Ms. Flanagan comes at a crucial moment for IAEE and the industry as a whole.

“During this period of transition, it has been business as usual with everyone on staff continuing to demonstrate a passion for the industry, delivering exceptional programming and networking opportunities,” said IAEE Interim CEO Cathy Breden, CMP-F, CAE, CEM.

Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM previously served as the Senior Vice President of Events and Learning Experiences at IAEE, where she was responsible for all events and learning initiatives including the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM), Certified in Exhibition Management – Advanced Professional (CEM-AP), and CEM Fellow (CEM-Fellow) designations.

Prior to joining IAEE, Flanagan was the Director of Content Strategy and Development at the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), where she was responsible for steering strategy and the development and delivery of all PPAI professional development and editorial offerings.

Flanagan spent six years in the medical industry serving in various roles overseeing operations, purchasing, revenue cycle management, marketing and business development.

Flanagan a débuté sa carrière chez Meeting Professionals International (MPI) et a passé 12 ans dans divers postes, dont celui de vice-présidente exécutive du développement professionnel, où elle a supervisé les opérations, y compris tous les partenariats stratégiques, la conception et la mise en œuvre de toutes les offres de développement professionnel et la gestion des réunions.

Flanagan received her bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and her master’s in education from the University of Arkansas specializing in Meeting, Tourism and Recreation Management. She obtained her Certified in Exhibition Management designation in 2021.

Flanagan est un 5ème génération Texane, aime le sport, le plein air et passer du temps en famille.

“We are thrilled with the search committee’s selection of Marsha Flanagan as IAEE’s next President & CEO. Working with a highly engaged search committee that met with several candidates was a very rewarding and successful process. Their commitment and active participation throughout the search were invaluable. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact Marsha will undoubtedly make in her new role,” said Mark Gnatovic, Executive Vice President, SearchWide Global.

With a strong emphasis on advocacy and community, IAEE remains dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the industry, championing sustainability initiatives, and providing top-notch learning and networking opportunities through its renowned Certification and Learning Programs.

À propos de l’IAEE

Reconnu depuis 1928, l'IAEE offre qualité et valeur à ses membres grâce à son leadership, son service, sa formation et ses relations solides. L'IAEE est la plus grande association de l'industrie des expositions et de l'événementiel au monde, avec comme membres des organisateurs de salons, des exposants et des fournisseurs d'expositions. Les organisateurs de plus de 20 000 expositions et événements acheteurs-vendeurs à travers le monde sont membres de l'IAEE, et l'organisation préconise et promeut la sensibilisation aux expositions et événements en face-à-face comme principal moyen de développement et de croissance des affaires. L'IAEE offre une formation pertinente, opportune et innovante à ses membres et à l'industrie. L'IAEE récompense ses partenaires stratégiques : 4imprint, Convention News Television (CNTV), eShow, Freeman, GES | onPeak, Grit Productions and Expositions, La Nouvelle-Orléans & Company, La Nouvelle-Orléans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center et Risk Strategies Company | Assurance Buttine. Visite www.iaee.com pour plus d'informations.

Demandes des médias:
Nicole Bowman, MBA, CEM-AP
Vice-président, marketing et communications | AIEE
+1 (972) 687-9207
nbowman@iaee.com

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