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IAEE Names Young Leaders

Sue Pelletier, Senior Editor

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has announced the honorees of its Under 35 recognition program. Sponsored by Synchronicities, the winners will have the opportunity to attend this year’s Expo! Expo!, IAEE’s flagship meeting and exhibition, at no charge.

“IAEE is pleased to recognize these young professionals for their dedication to the exhibitions and events industry,” said IAEE EVP & COO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE, CEM. “IAEE believes that by recognizing and elevating these young leaders, the evolution and distinction of the exhibitions and events industry will be fostered around the globe.”

Related. IAEE’s Expo! Expo! Goes All Virtual

The learning opportunities at Expo! Expo!, being held virtually for the first time this year Dec. 8-10, include both the formal educational sessions and a chance to mix, mingle, and develop lifelong connections with each other and with other attendees.

Meet this year’s honorees:

Brad Copeland, CMP, HMCC

Advisor, Marketing Operations

Cardinal Health


Ilse Fernández Ríos, CEM

Operations Manager

Reed Exhibitions


Marisa Finnegan, CEM

Show Director

Informa Markets


Amanda Francis, CEM

Manager of Tradeshow Sales

International Market Centers & LIGHTFAIR International


Moriah Hathaway, CEM

Manager, Exhibit Services

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)


Razak Kadiri

Senior Event Services Coordinator

NTP Events


Shannon Lockwood, CMP, DES

Events & Programs Manager

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement


Caitlin Mann, CMP, CEM, DES

Sr. Manager, Meeting Operations

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


Ashley Pierson

Experience Manager



Megan Saad

Director of Marketing

International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA)


Melissa Vigue

Operations Coordinator

Diversified Communications





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