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Industry Veteran Jack Chalden Joins The Augusta Group


Carrollton, TX – Jack Chalden, who managed SUPERCOMM, the Atlanta Market Center, World of Concrete and several other trade shows in more than 40 years in the exhibition industry, has joined the consulting firm The Augusta Group.

Chalden was most recently vice president, business development and industry relations for BDMetrics, and will remain with the company in a consulting role.

Chalden has been a member of the executive committee of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and chairman of Major American Trade Show Organizers (MATSO). He is currently a member of the Trade Show Executive Exposition Forecasting Board.

In his new position, Chalden will advise clients on matters such as the role of convention bureaus, international development and strategic event and brand management.

The Augusta Group, based in Carrollton, TX, offers its consulting services to convention and visitors bureaus, associations, hotels and other organizations involved in events. The firm’s team of associates includes numerous powerhouses in the industry, led by President Don Vaughn, former Freeman executive vice president. It also includes Larry Arnaudet, executive director of the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA); Karen Jordan-Markham, CEOof Marketing Destinations, Inc. and former CEO of International Association of Convention Bureaus (now Destination Marketing Association International); and Doug Ducate, president & CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).

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