CEIR Announces 2023 Board of Directors

Marie Browne, Chairperson

DALLAS, 16 May 2023 – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announces the roster for its 2023 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, and directors serve for three years.

2023 CEIR Chairperson Marie Browne is Group Vice President for RX, a global company in the business of building businesses. She manages and grows a portfolio of leading events that span a wide range of industries, including industrial sectors such as pharmaceutical manufacturing to retail sectors such as vision and golf.

Browne also participates in company strategy and M&A, having handled transactions of events and business representing values from $5M to $50M in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil. In addition, she has led the launch of new business representing $10M+ in new revenue per year. Browne received her BBA from Baruch College and her MBA from the University of Connecticut.

“I am honored to serve alongside colleagues who are passionate in supporting CEIR’s mission to provide valuable and objective research to industry members,” stated Browne. “Working with the CEIR Research Council, we are devoted to supporting the industry in its utmost needs by comprehending and addressing the issues that are top of mind now as well as prepare for the foreseeable future.”

Remaining members of the 2023 CEIR Board of Directors include:

Immediate Past Chairperson
Dennis Smith
Vice President of Business Development
Asian American Hotel Owners Association

Janet Sperstad, CMP-F
Program Director, Meeting & Event Management
Madison College

Eric Blanc Sr., CMP
Deputy Director
Orange County Convention Center

Mark Bogdansky
Vice President, Meetings and Events
Auto Care Association

Paige Cardwell
President, CSG
National Trade Productions, Inc./NTP Events

Michelle Edmonson, CEM
Vice President, Exhibitions
AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology

Chuck Grouzard
Executive Vice President, Business Development

Jennifer Hoff – CEIR Research Council Chairperson
Trifecta Collective LLC

John Jaworski, CEM
Assistant Executive Director: Meeting Services & Corporate Relations
Radiological Society of North America

Ian Sequeira
Vice President, Research & Measurement

Cathy Breden, CMP-F, CAE, CEM

Ex-Officio – IAEE
David DuBois, CMP-F, CAE, FASAE, CTA
President & CEO

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The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) serves to advance the growth, awareness and value of exhibitions and other face-to-face marketing events by producing and delivering knowledge-based research tools that enable stakeholder organizations to enhance their ability to meet current and emerging customer needs, improve their business performance and strengthen their competitive position. For additional information, visit www.ceir.org.


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