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IAEE Announces 20 Under 30 Honorees to Be Recognized at Expo! Expo! 2019

November 11, 2019

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) has selected this year’s honorees of its 20 Under 30 recognition program, brought to you by Synchronicities, which affords young professional exhibitions and events organizer members the opportunity to experience Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 3-5 December 2019 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

IAEE believes that by recognizing and elevating these young leaders, the evolution and distinction of the exhibitions and events industry will be fostered around the globe. In addition to receiving a complimentary full registration to Expo! Expo! 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, 5 December 2019.

“The 20 Under 30 Program supports IAEE’s philosophy toward the importance of education and professional development by offering one of the best learning experiences possible to young professionals,” said IAEE EVP & COO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM. “The wealth of education offerings and networking events at Expo! Expo! is an invaluable resource for up-and-coming industry leaders, and we are happy to provide them this opportunity.”

The 20 Under 30 program provides selected honorees with not only industry and leadership education for professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry, but also lifelong connections with fellow honorees and attendees.

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

David Armelino
Social Media Specialist
United States Institute for Theater Technology, Inc. (USITT)

Christina Chan
Marketing Specialist
Emerald Expositions

Brianne Deja
Event Operations & Technology Coordinator
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Jennifer Gross
Meeting Operations Specialist
Society for Neuroscience

Alaina Herrera
Operations & Exhibits Manager
Food Processing Suppliers Association

Dana Jasat
Exhibition Sales Manager
International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA)

Heather Johnson
Sponsorship Coordinator
New Hope Network, a division of Informa Markets

Lacey Kishter
Exhibits and Sponsorship Operations Manager
Sponsorship Boost

Katelyn Kockler
Audience Engagement Specialist – Registration Manager
National Business Media

Kyra Koncar
Marketing Specialist
Emerald Expositions

Sarah Leib
Senior Account Executive
National Restaurant Association Show/Winsight Exhibitions

Suzanne Lesher
Exhibits Coordinator
American Association for Cancer Research

Nicolette Peluso
Experience Director
Terrapinn, Inc.

Jenn Shuron
Content Specialist
United States Institute for Theater Technology, Inc. (USITT)

Rachel Sinistro
Digital Coordinator
Informa Markets

Mason Snyder
Exhibit Sales
Hall-Erickson, Inc.

Sara Stromski
Sales Coordinator
Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

Lydia Warco
Senior Coordinator, Sponsorship & Special Projects
National Restaurant Association Show/Winsight Exhibitions

Fiona Zheng
Manager, Corporate Alliances & Exhibition Operations
American Thoracic Society

IAEE extends a special thank you to Synchronicities for also bringing the Leadership and Management education track to Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2019. Click here for complete details.

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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