IAEE 祝贺 Lenay Gore

Recipient of the 2022 Woman of Achievement Award

国际展览与活动协会® (国际原子能机构) announced Lenay Gore, former Senior Director of Meetings and Trade Shows with American Public Transportation Association (APTA), as its 2022 Woman of Achievement Award winner during today’s luncheon at the IAEE 女性领导力论坛 in National Harbor, Md. The IAEE杰出女性奖 表彰一位在展览和活动行业中引领女性进步、展现杰出领导能力并为该行业和社区做出重大贡献的女性。

“I am honored and humbled to receive the IAEE Woman of Achievement Award,” said Gore. “I have been fortunate to have an extraordinary career and I am grateful for the involvement with this wonderful industry. To my friends and colleagues in the trade show industry, I thank you all and IAEE for the support over the years. What a great way to start my retirement!”

From left to right: IAEE Women’s Leadership Committee Chairperson Shauna Peters, CEM; IAEE Chairperson Carrie Ferenac; IAEE Woman of Achievement Award Winner Lenay Gore; and IAEE Executive Vice President and COO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM.

Gore started at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) in 2008 as the Director of Meetings and Conventions after serving on the supplier side of the industry for more than 25 years. She led a team responsible for six major meetings with exhibits and over 35 smaller meetings each year.  In addition, APTA’s triennial EXPO and annual meeting attracts over 15,000 attendees and uses over 285,000 NSF of exhibit space. Prior to joining APTA, Gore worked for San Diego Convention Center, IEP (now PRG), GES, the Washington D.C. Convention and Visitors Bureau, and both Renaissance and Hilton Hotels.

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Gore has been a dedicated IAEE member for over 25 of those years. She has served on almost every committee the association has to offer, on both the national and chapter levels. She also served on the IAEE Services Board of Directors for many years, including a term as chairperson. Gore is also in the HSMAI DC Hall of Fame and won IAEE’s Distinguished Service Award in 2009.

“I’ve worked with Lenay in her volunteer leadership roles over the past 20 years and have always been impressed with how she can hone in on what’s being discussed and provide her perspective,” noted IAEE Executive Vice President and COO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM. “When she agrees to do something, she is all in. She is deserving of this award and I wish her all the best as she transitions into retirement.”


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 www.iaee.com 了解更多信息。

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