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Meet the New Generation of Trade Show Hot Shots

Twenty new young trade show professionals will be attending Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Anaheim, Calif., this December as their reward for being named to the International Association of Exhibitions and Events “20 Under 30” recognition program. The program, which is sponsored by the Austin, Texas, Convention and Visitors Bureau and Austin Convention Center, is all about helping the next generation of expo pros develop to their full potential as exhibition and events leaders, say IAEE leaders.

“The education and networking opportunities at Expo! Expo! are invaluable to all exhibitions and events professionals, regardless of where they are in their career,” says IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “These up-and-coming young professionals have demonstrated outstanding initiative and will undoubtedly benefit greatly from engaging in all that Expo! Expo! has to offer.”

The honorees receive a complimentary full registration to Expo! Expo!, lodging for three nights, and a place of honor at the IAEE Annual Networking Luncheon and Awards Presentation during the show.

Here are this year’s 20 Under 30 honorees:

Alexandra Chirico, CMP
Meeting Planner
Association of American Medical Colleges

Krista DeBrosse
International Tradeshows Coordinator
PMMI (The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies)

Abby Eastman
Meetings Coordinator
International Sign Association

Kelly Ferrante
Senior Conference and Meetings Manager
National Association for College Admission Counseling

Katelyn Gruenberg
Assistant Show Coordinator

Maxx Lebiecki
Account Executive
Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Sarah Lessley
Operations Manager, Merchandise, Jewelry, International Sourcing and Military Groups
Emerald Expositions

Winnie Liu
International Business Development Manager
Emerald Expositions

Sarah Madonia
Events Coordinator

Brooke Martin
Meeting Coordinator
Florida Dental Association

Sydney Rhea
Operations Coordinator
Penton Exhibition Services

Michelle Rohmer
Associate Conference Manager
Informa Exhibitions

Caitlin Schmierer
Events Coordinator

Matt Sifuentes
Senior Account Executive
Informa Exhibitions

Alexandra Simonfay, CEM
Project Coordinator
American Pet Products Association

Sarah Skavron
Knowledge and Events Executive
IMEX Group

Samantha Spitzner
Meetings Coordinator
Society of Biblical Literature

Jennifer Stewart
Events Coordinator
National Catholic Educational Association

Kellie Wahlheim
Operations Manager
Penton Media

Deanna Worrell
Attendee Services Coordinator
National Association of Broadcasters


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