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 June 27 luncheon featuring Bob Phillips, where he will lead you on a fun and interactive session that introduces four simple, yet powerful practices that anyone can learn to use to create amazing customer service using the FISH! Philosophy.. Register now!


We also encourage you to sign up for the 27th annual Southeastern Classic - An Educational Conference.  This year we are excited to hold our event in Athens, GA at the beautiful Classic Center.  The event will take place July 25 - 28, 2018.  Click here for more details and to book your hotel at the brand new Hyatt Place.





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