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CEIR’s Board of Directors is one of the most diverse and influential groups within the industry. 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.

2019 Board of Directors

Chairperson of the Board

Robert "Bob" McLean, CPA, CAE
Executive Vice President
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)

   

Secretary/Treasurer

Carrie Ferenac
President
CNTV (Convention News Television

Immediate Past Chairperson

Tom Cindric, Jr., CEM
President, Exhibitions
Winsight Media

         

Director

Antonio Manuel Brito, CEM, CMP
CEO
Newevents - Organizacao de Feiras e Eventos, Lda

Director

Justine McVaney
Senior Vice President, Event Planning & Operations
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

Director

Marie Browne
Group Vice President, LaunchPad
Reed Exhibitions

Director

Yulita Osuba, CMP
Deputy Director
Orange County Convention Center

Director

Julie Coker Graham
President & CEO
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMG)

Director

CEIR Research Council Represenative
Ian Sequeira
Vice President, Research & Measurement
Freeman

Director

Chuck Grouzard
Executive Vice President, Exhibitions Sales
GES

Director

Janet Sperstad, CMP
Program Director, Meeting and Event Management
Madison College

Director

Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, CEM
President and Chief Account Strategist
mdg

Director

Dennis Smith
Senior Business Advisor
Messe Frankfurt North America

Director

Buffy Levy
Director, Event Services
SmithBucklin

CEIR

Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
CEIR

Director

Tim McGuinness
Staff VP Global Expositions
International Council of Shopping Centers

Ex-Officio - IAEE

David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA
President & CEO
International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE)

Director

Daniel McKinnon, CEM
Executive Vice President
Materials Handling Institute (MHI)