Category: Awards

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Jacqueline Russo: 2016 Woman of Achievement Award Winner

By Mary Tucker, IAEE Sr. PR/Communications Manager Cassie Thompson has garnered significant accomplishments at SmithBucklin as Manager, Event Services as well as through her IAEE volunteerism and dedication to the industry. In only two years she was promoted twice and began pursuit of her CEM designation, all while serving on the IAEE Midwestern Chapter Board […]

The Importance of Industry Recognition

Originally published in Trade Show Executive, June 2016 Edition The exhibitions and events industry is fortunate to have incredibly talented professionals. I have said this many times and will continue to repeat it because I […]

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Janet Sperstad, CMP: 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership Award Winner

By Mary Tucker, IAEE Sr. PR/Communications Manager Janet Sperstad, CMP, Program Director at Madison College has extensive practical and academic experience in the exhibitions and events industry. She created the United States’ first Associate Degree […]

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Cassie Thompson: 2015 Young Professional of the Year Award Recipient

By Mary Tucker, IAEE Sr. PR/Communications Manager Cassie Thompson has garnered significant accomplishments at SmithBucklin as Manager, Event Services as well as through her IAEE volunteerism and dedication to the industry. In only two years […]

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Sarah Bopp: 2015 Rookie of the Year Award Winner

By Mary Tucker, IAEE Sr. PR/Communications Manager Sarah Bopp, Associate Manager Booth Sales & Operations for the American Pet Products Association (APPA) has risen through the ranks quickly by taking on every challenge presented to […]

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Kristin Barranger, CEM: 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award Winner

By Mary Tucker, IAEE Sr. PR/Communications Manager Kristin Barranger, CEM, Manager of Expositions and Communications at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has been an active member of IAEE since 2006, and has significantly […]

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Rebecca Stevens, CEM, CMP-HC: 2015 Merit Award Winner

By Mary Tucker, IAEE Sr. PR/Communications Manager Rebecca Stevens, CEM, CMP-HC, Director, Business Development for the Texas Medical Association has been in the industry for almost 25 years. She joined IAEE in October of 2002 […]

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Andrew Fraser, M.Ed., CHE: 2015 Bob Dallmeyer Educator of the Year Award Winner

By Mary Tucker, IAEE Sr. PR/Communications Manager Professor Andrew R. Fraser, M.Ed., CHE at the Johnson & Wales University Center for Sports, Entertainment and Event Management has a passion for the industry that shines through […]

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Dan Traver, CEM: 2015 Merit Award Winner

By Mary Tucker, Sr. PR/Communications Manager When Dan Traver, CEM, Business Development Vice President at Freeman, became Chairperson of the IAEE Midwest Chapter, he infused a shift in mentality that made the Board more willing […]

IAEE Awards Spotlight on Outstanding Achievement in Marketing & Sales Award Winner Ellen Schwartz

By Mary Tucker, Sr. PR/Communications Manager As a talented professional with 25+ years in the industry, Ellen Schwartz, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Los Angeles Convention Center, AEG Facilities, utilized her business experience to generate […]