2019 Committees

2019 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:  Sue McCart, (HFI)
Team: Tom Dolan (ACVB), Scott Crawford (GES)

Awards Committee

Nominates chapter members for various IAEE National Awards.

Chair:      Bob Schuler (Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart)
Team:     Bob Hancock (onPeak|GES), Denise Cole (GICC)

Classic Education Committee

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

Chair:  Gwen Venable (US Egg & Poultry)
 Vice Chair:  Kristina Unger (PPA/GA Girl Mgmt.)
Team:  Deb Ferbrache (Freeman), Bob Hancock (onPeak|GES), Rich Church (onServices)

Community Service

Selects Chapter charity recipients and projects.

Chair:      Marcy Anderson (Shepard)
Team:      Denise Cole (GICC) Kristina Unger (PPA/GA Girl Mgmt.), Heather Perry (Emerald Expo), Yalonde Tanner (GMA)

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:     Kristina Unger (PPA/GA Girl Mgmt.), Scott Craford (GES)

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: Sue McCart (HFI), Rick Church (onServices)

Marketing Committee

This committee provides the copy and promotion of all SE Chapter events.  If you have a passion for writing and promotion, we would love to have you on this committee.

Chair:  Wendy McGar (Hinman Dental Society)
Team:  Chris Pendley (Messe Frankfurt), Sue McCart (HFI)

Meet Up's Committee

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

Chairs:  Kristina Unger (GA Girl Mgmt) & Heather Perry (Emerald Expo)
Vice Chair:  Scott Crawford (GES)
Team:  Chris Pendley (Meese Frankfurt), Alex Giassa

Membership Committee

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

Chair:      Kristin Barranger, CEM (ASME)
Team:      Mark Zimmerman - Student Chapters (Zimmerman Consulting),  Kristina Unger (GA Girl Mgmt), Scott Crawford - Florida (GES)

Sponsorship Committee

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

Chairs: Wendy McGar (Hinman Dental Society), Martin Bay (Kellen)
Vice Chair: Mark Zimmerman, Zimmerman Consulting
Team:  Bob Schuler (Atl. Conv. Ctr. @ Americasmart), Heather Perry (Emerald Expo)

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), Nicole Coffey (Social Media)
Team: Kristin Barranger, CEM (ASME),

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.

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

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December 10, 2019
Chapter Holiday Networking Luncheon
The Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta, GA

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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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