Earning the CEM designation is a game changer! IAEE interviewed graduate Audra Williams, CEM of Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services. Read her journey on earning the CEM designation and why she became CEM game changer!
Hometown: Oakland, California
How has the CEM designation helped in your career?
The CEM program has helped me tremendously. It has helped me improve my management style and to become a better leader.
Why is it important to maintain the CEM designation?
It lets your colleagues know you are serious about your career and keeps you informed and update on what’s happening in the industry.
What made you want to obtain your CEM designation?
The recognition it receives in the industry and the opportunities that come with having those three initials behind your name are endless.
What advice would you give to an aspiring individual who wants to apply for the CEM program?
Never quit or give up on yourself, goals and dreams.
How did you start your career in this industry?
I started my career as a part-time clerk for the Moscone center.
How have you made a difference with your show or with working with a client by applying the knowledge you gained by obtaining your CEM designation?
By obtaining my CEM designation, it has helped me realize the importance of maintaining a good working relationship with clients.
What was it that you did or implemented right after obtaining your CEM?
I put those three initials behind my name!!!
What did you like most about the CEM Learning Program?
Interacting with people from all over the United States.
Fun fact about you – What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I have five grandkids.