DALLAS — The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) presented Julie Pazina, CEM and National Director of Sales at Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services with the 2019 IAEE Woman of Achievement Award.
The award was presented at the Women’s Leadership Forum held April 29-30 at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Va. The event, which featured education sessions for women at all stages of their career, sold out with more than 220 attendees.
Pazina, who has been a member of IAEE since 2006, oversees sales in the Las Vegas market and supports its regional and national sales efforts for Edlen, the nation’s largest independent temporary utility contractor for trade shows, conventions and special events.
“I am passionate about the events industry, and IAEE has given me the opportunity to learn, grow and build lifelong friendships,” said Pazina. “Being named the recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award is an honor, and I couldn’t be prouder to be among so many smart, accomplished, engaged women in this industry.”
As a member of IAEE, Pazina served on various committees and task forces on the national level. Her nomination for the IAEE Woman of Achievement Award was widely supported by longtime IAEE members and industry veterans. She was commended for her involvement with the industry, as well as an active history with her local IAEE chapter.
In addition to her work with IAEE and Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services, Pazina also spent six years on the Board of the Las Vegas Hospitality Association, including a year as president of the organization in 2013. She is a member of the Junior League of Las Vegas and an active community volunteer. Pazina also ran for a Nevada State Senate seat in 2018.
IAEE Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Cathy Breden said Pazina has a passion for the industry and “fully devotes herself” to volunteer commitments.
“Her run for a seat in the Nevada State Legislature was very inspirational, and she is a great role model to other women both in and beyond our industry,” said Breden.