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IAEE Announces 20 Under 30 Honorees to Be Recognized at Expo! Expo! 2016

October 26, 2016

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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) has selected this year’s honorees of its 20 Under 30 recognition program, which affords young professional exhibition organizer members who may not be supported by their companies the opportunity to attend Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 6-8 December 2016 in Anaheim, Calif. This program provides industry and leadership education for professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry, and helps program honorees become better, more productive professionals. It is sponsored by the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and Austin Convention Center.

“We are privileged to sponsor the IAEE 20 under 30 recognition program,” said Tom Noonan, President  & CEO of the Austin CVB. “We are thrilled to support the development of new initiatives that involve and engage emerging leaders within the industry. This focus in Austin and throughout the industry is critical to its proactive growth and continuing success.”

In addition to receiving a complimentary full registration to Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition and lodging for three nights, honorees will be recognized throughout the annual meeting and formally at the IAEE Annual Networking Luncheon and Awards Presentation on Thursday, 8 December 2016.

“The education and networking opportunities at Expo! Expo! are invaluable to all exhibitions and events professionals, regardless of where they are in their career,” says IAEE President & CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “These up-and-coming young professionals have demonstrated outstanding initiative and will undoubtedly benefit greatly from engaging in all that Expo! Expo! has to offer.”

The following individuals were selected as this year’s 20 Under 30 honorees:

Alexandra Chirico, CMP
Meeting Planner
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Krista DeBrosse
International Tradeshows Coordinator
PMMI (The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies)

Abby Eastman
Meetings Coordinator
International Sign Association (ISA)

Kelly Ferrante
Senior Conference and Meetings Manager
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Katelyn Gruenberg
Assistant Show Coordinator

Maxx Lebiecki
Account Executive
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Sarah Lessley
Operations Manager, Merchandise, Jewelry, Int’l Sourcing and Military Groups
Emerald Expositions

Winnie Liu
Int’l Business Development Manager
Emerald Expositions

Sarah Madonia
Events Coordinator

Brooke Martin
Meeting Coordinator
Florida Dental Association (FDA)

Sydney Rhea
Operations Coordinator
Penton Exhibition Services

Michelle Rohmer
Associate Conference Manager
Informa Exhibitions

Caitlin Schmierer
Events Coordinator

Matt Sifuentes
Senior Account Executive
Informa Exhibitions

Alexandra Simonfay, CEM
Project Coordinator
American Pet Products Association (APPA)

Sarah Skavron
Knowledge and Events Executive
IMEX Group

Samantha Spitzner
Meetings Coordinator
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)

Jennifer Stewart
Events Coordinator
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Kellie Wahlheim
Operations Manager
Penton Media

Deanna Worrell
Attendee Services Coordinator
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), Freeman, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, Swapcard and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit for more information.

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