People on the Move
The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) named Global Spectrum Regional Vice President Shura Garnett the recipient of the 2014 Charles A. McElravy Award. Garnett, general manager of the St. Charles (MO) Convention Center, was chair of the IAVM board in 2009-2010 and is a member of Trade Show Executive’s Exposition Forecasting Board. The McElravy Award is presented annually in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the IAVM and the field of venue management. The formal presentation will take place at VenueConnect July 26-29 in Portland, OR.
Reach Shura at (636) 669-3005 or email@example.com
Susan Mennenga was named executive director of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Education Foundation, replacing Brad Lewis. Mennenga joined PCMA after an extensive career in the healthcare sector in the Chicago area. She was most recently vice president of the Presence Mercy Medical Center Foundation. Her role at PCMA will be increasing the foundation’s fundraising and supporting its events and new initiatives.
Reach Susan at (312) 423-7262 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Allen was promoted to executive vice president of dmg::events USA. Adding to her existing management of the ad:tech group, Allen will assume P&L responsibility for the division’s Collectives group, which includes 13 annual conferences in the digital marketing space. Prior to joining dmg::events, and helping form the U.S. division as senior vice president, Allen was show director for Hanley Wood Exhibitions.
Reach Amy at (214) 915-8804 or email@example.com.
The Beverage Group @ F+W Media named Val Moon director of sales and marketing for the co-located World Tea Expo and Healthy Beverage Expo May 29-31 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. Moon was most recently director of sales at Primm Valley Casino Resorts; before that she was director of sales and convention services for Excalibur and Luxor Resort Hotels and Casinos. She replaces Kim Jage, who left the company to spend more time with her family after helping to select her replacement.
Reach Val at (702) 253-1893 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ASIS International promoted Shannon Burch to the newly created position of Vice President of Events and Business Development. She had been Director of Exhibits. Burch’s expanded role puts her in overall charge of the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits. Reach Shannon at (703) 518-1424 or email@example.com