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CEIR’s Board of Directors is one of the most diverse and influential groups within the industry. Eight industry associations have seats on the board. As part of its oversight responsibilities, it ensures that the monies raised are used to fund the CEIR Index and other important research opportunities. Officers of the board serve one-year terms. Directors serve for three years.

Tom Cindric, Jr., CEM

CEIR Chairperson of the Board

Senior Vice President, Informa

Global Exhibitions, Infrastructure Events

Julie Coker Graham

Secretary/Treasurer

President & CEO

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Daniel McKinnon, CEM

Immediate Past CEIR Chairperson

VP, Client Solutions – Global

FreemanXP

Antonio Manuel Brito, CEM, CMP

CEO

Newevents - Organizacao de Feiras e Eventos, Lda

Carrie Ferenac

President

CNTV (Convention News Television)

Lenay Gore

Senior Director – Meetings and Trade Shows

American Public Transportation Association

Chuck Grouzard

Executive Vice President, Exhibition Sales

GES

Christopher McCabe

Executive Vice President

Emerald Expositions

Robert McLean, Jr., CPA

Executive Vice President

Promotional Products Association International

Justine L. McVaney

Senior Vice President Event Planning & Operations

National Association of Broadcasters

Yulita Osuba

Deputy Director

Orange County Convention Center

Janet Sperstad

Program Director, Meeting and Event Management

Madison College

Susan Schwartz, CEM

Managing Director

ConvExx

Dennis Smith

President

Messe Frankfurt North America

Ryan Strowger, CEM

SVP of Exhibitions, Conferences and Sales

IAAPA

 

Staff

Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE

CEO

CEIR

Nancy Drapeau, PRC

Senior Research Director

CEIR