IAEE Announces Key Staff Promotions


The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has announced four promotions within the organisation.

The promotions have been announced following the departure of Scott Craighead, CEM, who is leaving for an opportunity with a destination marketing organisation.

  • Lisa Buchanan – vice president, Engagement and Digital Strategy
  • Hannah Deters, CEM – director, Event Management
  • Marsha Flanagan, M.Ed., CEM – senior vice president, Events and Learning Experiences
  • Stacy Powers – director, Learning Experiences

Lisa Buchanan and Marsha Flanagan will report to IAEE’s EVP/COO Cathy Breden, alongside IAEE’s vice president of Marketing, Nicole Bowman.

On the news IAEE’s president and CEO, David DuBois, said: “This was the right time to realign staff to play to their strengths.”

IAEE state that its team, comprised of 22 industry professionals, aims to ‘advance and support the business of face-to-face events and to enhance the IAEE member experience’. To this end, the team provide resources to global exhibition organisers and suppliers.

DuBois commented: “We have long recognised the need to change with the times. The association recently completed an extensive digital transformation strategy project.’

IAEE added that they are hiring for a position in its marketing team, to assist in content development, project management, and as an administrative event coordinator.