Skip to Content
CEIR Store

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

Carrie Ferenac
President
CNTV

Chairperson-Elect

Dennis Smith
Senior Director,
Exposition Sales & Business Development

Secretary/Treasurer

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

Immediate Past Chairperson

Robert McLean, CPA, CAE, CEM
Interim President
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)

Director

Bilal Al Barmawi, CEM
CEO
1st Arabia Company Exhibitions and Conferences Organizers

Director

Mary Bender
Vice President of Sales & Operations
Taffy Event Strategies

Director

Mark Bogdansky
Vice President, Meetings & Events
Auto Care Association

Director

Marie Browne
Group Vice President
Reed Exhibitions

Director

Chuck Grouzard
Executive Vice President, Exhibition Sales
GES

Director

Christopher Harar
President, NTP Events
National Trade Productions, Inc.

Director

Anytra Lowe
SVP, Client Services
Freeman

Director

Justine McVaney
SVP Event Planning & Operations
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

Director

Brian Pagel
Executive Vice President
Emerald X

Director

KV Nagendra Prasad, CEM
Head-Operations & Leasing (Transit Oriented Development)
L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited

Director

Brian Scott
President and Chief Information Officer
ClearTone Consulting, LLC

Director

Necoya Tyson, CEM-AP, CGMP, CCEP
Vice President, Banker Education & Events
Texas Bankers Association

CEIR

Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM
CEO

Ex-Officio – IAEE

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