Breden 将担任 IAEE 临时首席执行官

Announces Retirement from IAEE in June 2024

国际展览与活动协会® (国际原子能机构)  announces that, effective 1 October 2023, IAEE Executive Vice President and COO Cathy Breden, CMP-F, CAE, CEM will step into the role of Interim CEO for the association as it continues its search for a permanent replacement for departing President and CEO David DuBois, CMP-F, CAE, FASAE, CTA.

“With 28 years of service to IAEE, there was no question in the minds of the Board of Directors who the best person would be to lead the association as we continue the search for a new President and CEO,” said 2023 IAEE Chairperson Dennis Smith, Vice President of Business Development, Asian American Hotel Owners Association. “Cathy not only possesses vast knowledge about the organization, but is a highly regarded authority of our industry.”

Once IAEE’s new President and CEO is determined, Breden will return to her current role with the organization until her retirement from IAEE in June 2024.

“In this role, I will be the bridge to continue to the good work of IAEE and to help the new CEO during this transition,” said Breden. “The association has made great strides in advancing its mission and strategic vision and I look forward to the future.”

Breden, who also serves as the CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (欧盟环境影响评估中心), began her association management career in 1984 and has served as a member of several boards of directors, as key staff contact, chief staff executive, volunteer leader and consultant in addition to serving as Immediate Past Chairperson of the Events Industry Council Board of Directors. She is a frequent presenter on the areas of exhibition industry trends and the power of exhibitions in face-to-face marketing.

Breden earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1990 and became a CMP Fellow in 2019. She earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 1995 and was bestowed the Certified in Exhibition Management® (CEM) designation in 2019. Breden graduated from Florida State University with a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Association Management.

The IAEE Board of Directors has retained SearchWide Global, a full-service executive search firm that specializes in C-level positions in the event, convention, travel, tourism, hospitality, trade association, venue management, and experiential marketing industries.


自 1928 年以来,IAEE 一直备受信赖,通过领导力、服务、教育和牢固的关系为其成员提供优质和有价值的服务。IAEE 是世界上最大的展览和活动行业协会,其会员包括展会组织者、参展商和展览供应商。全球超过 20,000 场展览和买卖双方活动的组织者都是 IAEE 的成员,该组织提倡并促进面对面展览和活动作为业务发展和增长的主要媒介的意识。IAEE 为其成员和行业提供相关、及时和创新的教育。IAEE 认可其战略合作伙伴:4imprint、Convention News Television (CNTV)、eShow、Freeman、GES | onPeak、Grit Productions and Expositions、New Orleans & Company、New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 和 Risk Strategies Company | Buttine Insurance。访问 了解更多信息。

Nicole Bowman,工商管理硕士,CEM-AP
营销与传播副总裁 | IAEE
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