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December 5, 2019
2020 Board Election Results Announced
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) announced the results of the elections for its 2020 Board of Directors. Members of IAEE’s Board of Directors are elected on an annual basis by the official voting member of each IAEE member company. All officers serve a term of one year, except the secretary/treasurer who may hold the office for two years. The directors each serve three years in staggered terms to ensure continuity in the governance of the association.
Robert (Bob) McLean, CPA, CAE, CEM is the Executive Vice President of the Promotional Products Association International. He was hired in June 2008 as its CFO, responsible for finance, IT and the Promotional Products Education Foundation, an independent 501c3. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in October 2011 and assumed additional responsibilities including the membership and trade show departments.
Prior to joining the association, McLean worked in the for-profit world, with small start-up companies and large global enterprises, including both private and public companies. His industry experience ranges from public accounting to manufacturing to service industries. He has held executive roles not only in finance and accounting, but also in operations, business development, mergers and acquisitions and administration.
As 2020 IAEE Chairperson, McLean will focus on the continuation of IAEE’s advocacy initiatives, which includes the organization’s work through the Exhibitions Mean Business Campaign.
“The business-to-business (B2B) connections forged from IAEE’s worldwide membership resonate throughout the exhibitions and events industry,” said McLean. “My goal as incoming chairperson is to advance IAEE’s global growth initiatives. As our members and industry become more international, I want to ensure that IAEE is the first place professionals turn to for connections, knowledge and advocacy. Also, having just served as CEIR’s chairperson, I want to increase the visibility and usage of the valuable research that CEIR produces.”
The newest members to the 2020 IAEE Board of Directors are:
Continuing Board of Directors members include:
Ex-officio Directors are:
The announcement was made during Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2019 in Las Vegas, Nev. Click here for more details about the event.
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), New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit www.iaee.com for more information.
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