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News & Awards

In the exhibitions and events industry, it is important to show recognition of a job well done. Below you will find IAEE news and resources, along with information on our Woman of Achievement award and how to enter.



Thank you to the 2022 Women’s Leadership Committee

  • Chairperson: Shauna Peters, CEM, mdg, A Freeman Company
  • Immediate Past-Chairperson: Julie Cerza, CEM, Nations Best Sports
  • Allison Carpenter, CEM, CMP, National Defense Industrial Association
  • Michelle Edmonson, CEM, Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
  • Lynn Miles, CMP, CFMP, Ocean Center
  • Karen Miller, CEM, TC Connections, LLC
  • Manolita Moore, MBA, CEM, Simulocity
  • Robin Murphy, Maritz Global Events
  • Laurie Nelson-Choice, Visit Baltimore
  • Debbie Rorabaugh, CORT Events
  • Joyce Russell, Visit Indy
  • Anne Sculthorpe, CEM, US Poultry & Egg Association
  • Alyssa Sterioti, DES, GES
  • April Walsh, Freeman
  • Elaine Williams, CMP, CEM-AP, New Orleans Ernest N Morial Convention Center
  • Board Liaison: Mary Bender, Vice President of Sales and Operations, Taffy Event Strategies
  • Ex-Officio Member: Carrie Ferenac, 2022 IAEE Chairperson of the Board; Co-Founder and President, Convention News Television (CNTV)

Honoring our Women in Exhibitions

Congratulations to Lenay Gore, IAEE’s 2022 Woman of Achievement Award Recipient!

IAEE presented the 2022 IAEE Woman of Achievement Award at this year’s WLF Signature Event to Lenay Gore, former Senior Director of Meetings and Trade Shows with APTA. Lenay joins a distinguished group of leaders that are making a difference in the exhibitions industry and paving the way for others.

Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Award

Applications Are Being Accepted for the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund

Explore the world by going outside boarders to learn about the exhibitions and events industry in other countries.

Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund was created as a memorial to Bob to further opportunities for education and mentoring, without regard to geographical boundaries.

The Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund Task Force is committed to recognizing deserving individuals by providing funding for them to further their professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry.

There are two review periods each year. All applications, including required attachments, must be received by:

  • Deadline: 1 July. Recipients will be notified by 14 August.
  • Deadline: 1 September. Recipients will be notified by 15 October.

Apply for the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund

Helen Brett Scholarship Recipients

The Helen Brett™ Scholarship – Named after Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of exhibitions and events management with the end goal of advancing their career in this field. The scholarship serves to promote the exhibitions and events industry by attracting college-level students into the field of study and encouraging their pursuit with financial support.

More information on Helen Brett Scholarship

IAEE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship

The IAEE DE&I Scholarship was established to promote and bring visibility to the exhibitions, meetings and business events industry for graduating high school students of diverse backgrounds and from under-served and economically and socially disadvantaged communities, in order to create an equal opportunity for the recipient to achieve a two-year or four-year college-level education program. Scholarships are awarded competitively based upon pursuit of a degreed major focusing on exhibition and/or event management. The scholarship includes up to $2,500 in tuition assistance.

More information on DE&I Scholarship