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CEIR Board of Directors

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.

CEIR Chairperson of the Board

Robert”Bob”McLean, CPA, CAE
Executive Vice President
Promotional Products Association International

Secretary/Treasurer

Carrie Ferenac
President and Co-Founder
CNTV

Immediate Past Chairperson

Tom Cindric, Jr., CEM
President
Winsight Exhibitions

Director

Antonio Brito, CEM
CEO
Newevents – Organizacao de Feiras e Eventos, Lda

Director

Marie Browne
Group Vice President, LaunchPad
Reed Exhibitions

Director

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

Director

Chuck Grouzard
Executive Vice President, Exhibitions Sales
GES

Director

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

Director

Buffy Levy
Director, Event Services
SmithBucklin

Director

Tim McGuinness
Staff Vice President, Global Expositions
International Council of Shopping Centers

Director

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

Director

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

Director

Yulita Osuba, CMP
Deputy Director
Orange County Convention Center

Director, CEIR Research Council Representative

Ian Sequeira
VP, Research & Measurement
Freeman

Director

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

Director

Dennis Smith
Senior Business Advisor
Messe Frankfurt North America

 

CEIR

Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE
CEO

Ex-Officio – IAEE

David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA
President & CEO
IAEE