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Deadline is March 27 to Apply for Steve Hacker’s Job


Dallas, TX – March 27 is the deadline to apply for the job of president of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). The person selected for the position will replace long-time president Steven Hacker at one of the leading associations for the trade show industry. Applications including cover letter, resume and salary history must be submitted to

The IAEE search committee is seeking candidates who have at least 10 years experience in a senior-level management position, preferably with a not-for-profit trade association, and are well-versed in the exhibition industry. “The individual must be charismatic, self-motivated, highly-ethical and have a proven record of producing growing revenues and exceeding goals,” the job description said.

The job is based at IAEE headquarters in Dallas but will require frequent travel to represent IAEE within the trade show industry and with the general public and media.

The search committee said it preferred an applicant with an MBA who can put together operating plans and budgets and also supervise the day-to-day activities of the 22-member IAEE staff. The ability speak a foreign language and interact with leaders of the global exhibition industry is also a desired skill.

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