IAEE Southeastern Chapter

2018 Committees

2018 Committees

If you would like to become more involved in the chapter, joining a committee is the best place to start.  For more information on a committee or to become a member,  contact the Chapter Executive Office at 770-433-4137 or info@iaeese.org .

Advocacy Committee    

Responsible for promoting advocacy initiatives that effect the hospitality industry such as Exhibitions Day.


Chair:  Mark Sussman (Connections Housing)
Team: Sue McCart, (HFI)

Awards Committee

Nominates chapter members for various IAEE National Awards.

Chair:      Bob Schuler (Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart)
Team:      Sue McCart (HFI), Bob Hancock (onPeak|GES), Bobbi Scott (HFI), Shyanne Robinson (onPeak|GES)

Classic Education Committee

Assists in the planning, execution and evaluation of IAEE SE's annual educational conference

Chair:  Jim Wulfekuhle (IWF)
 Vice Chair:  Brian Pagel (Emerald Expositions)
Team:  Kevin Bird (Shepard), Krystal Joiner (EventLink), Deb Ferbrache (Freeman)

Community Service

Selects Chapter charity recipients and projects.

Chair:      Denise Cole (GICC)
Team:      Kristina Unger (GA Girl Mgmt.), Krystal Joiner (EventLink), Chris Pendley (Messe Frankfurt)

Industry Relations

Reaches out to potential partner associations and organizations that will enhance the educational opportunities offered by the Chapter.

Chair:      Bob Hancock (onPeak|GES)
Team:     Wendy McGar (Hinman), Jim Wulfekuhle (IWF)

Luncheon Education Committee

Assists in the planning, execution and evaluation of IAEE SE’s educational programming.

Chair:      Joe Bocherer (GWCC)
Vice Chair:  Tom Dolan (ACVB)
Team:      Kevin Bird (Shepard), Wendy McGar (Hinman Dental Society), Sue McCart (HFI), Martin Bay (Kellen)

Meet Up's Committee

Responsible for organizing after hours meet ups for the Chapter at large.

Chair:  Kristina Unger (GA Girl Mgmt)
Vice Chair:  Gwen Venable ( US Poultry & Egg)
Team:  Chris Pendley (Meese Frankfurt), Shyanne Robinson (onPeak|GES)

Membership Committee

Reaches out to the membership, new and current, and serving as a liasion to the board.

Chair:      Kristin Barranger, CEM (ASME)
Team:      Mark Zimmerman - Student Chapters (Zimmerman Consulting), Kevin Gaffney (Emerald Expositions), Kristina Unger (GA Girl Mgmt), Martin Bay (Kellen)

Sponsorship Committee

Recruits new and retain current partnerships that help sustain the Chapter.

Chair:      Jim Wulfekuhle (IWF)
Vice Chair: Shyanne Robinson (onPeak|GES)
Team:      Dan Darby, CEM (Informa), Brian Pagel (Emerald Exposition), Bob Schuler (Atl. Conv. Ctr. @ Americasmart)

Website Committee & Social Media

Website oversees the web site and provides ideas and content to Chapter Management for updating.

Chair : Chris Pendley (Messe Frankfurt)
Vice Chair:  Gwen Venable (US Poultry & Egg)
Team: Kristin Barranger, CEM (ASME),

        Social Media

Social media falls under the website committee and oversees the posting to social media.

Chair:      Dan Darby, CEM (Informa)

Young Professionals

Provides focus on the needs of those who are at the beginning of their career paths; developing programs and opportunities that are especially valuable to those in career ascendancy and providing a social and professional support network for this important segment of IAEE SE Chapter members.

Chair:      Brent Graham (Freeman)
Vice Chair:  Bob Hancock (onPeak|GES)
Team:      Bob Schuler (Atlanta Convention Center @ AmericasMart), Mark Zimmerman (Zimmerman Consulting), Chris Pendley (Messe Freankfurt)
Kim Zonca (NBM), Maggie Ryan (onPeak|GES), Alisha Rodriguez (GES), Andrew Herrington (onPeak|GES), Monica Wilkins (onPeak|GES), Taylor Dudley (Emerald Expositions), Megan Ellis (Emerald Expositions), Katherine Baize (Freeman), Katrina Merto (MesseFrankfurt), Jeff Johnson (MesseFrankfurt), Brent Graham (Freeman)

Upcoming Events for 2018

Please join us for our October 25 luncheon where CNTV’s Carrie Ferenac talks with Jim Wulfkuhle about the big plays that made this year’s International Woodworking Fair so successful.  They’ll talk offense, including new technology and how it added to the attendee experience.  They’ll talk defense about how to deal with competitors, and they’ll talk about the future and what’s on the horizon for 2020.. Register now!


SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - CHAPTER HOLIDAY NETWORKING LUNCHEON with PCMA SE and Georgia MPI.  This year's event will once again take place at the beautiful Georgia Aquarium.  We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues at what it proving to be one of Atlanta's premier hospitality gathering. More info coming soon!





Organized in 1928 as the National Association of Exposition Managers to represent the interests of trade show and exposition managers, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ is the leading association for the global exhibition industry.

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IAEE Southeastern Chapter is proudly managed by The Association Group, Inc.

Tel: +1 (770) 433-4137
Email: info@iaeese.org