• Nancy Lindemer Named as New President of IACC Americas

    POSTED November 27, 2018

IACC recently announced that Nancy Lindemer will assume the role of president for the Americas Chapter starting January 1, 2019. Lindemer, currently with Destination Hotels, has more than 26 years of experience in the meetings and events industry.

“It’s an honor to be elected President of IACC’s Americas Chapter,” Lindemer said. “I have been involved in the association since 2002 and have seen it evolve with the industry. I’m looking forward to leading the Americas chapter and working with a group of talented and inspiring individuals as we continue to drive the ambition of representing all of the top 1% of meeting venues globally.”

Lindemer succeeds current IACC Americas president, Sean Anderson of Sodexo Conferencing, who was elected into the role of vice president of the Americas board. Additionally, Peter Angelis from UCLA joins the IACC Americas Board as a director and Creston Woods from Benchmark, a Global Hospitality Company was elected as vice president.

“I’m delighted with the results of the election,” said Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC, “Nancy has a complete understanding of the association’s key objectives and she has great leadership skills as well as a real team mentality. I have no doubt in my mind that under her direction and alongside the new board we will continue to build on our recent successes as we look to the future.”

IACC also announced the re-election of some of its current Americas Board including:

  • Susan Liston, Aramark
  • Alex Cabanas, Benchmark, a Global Hospitality Company
  • Paul Dolce, Meet in SoHo
  • TJ Fimmano, Gerstner Center for Learning
  • Andrew Hodd, Vantage Venues
  • Tim Luepke, Sodexo at USPTO
  • Heidi Niesen, SICO America, Inc
  • Joe Santo, PSAV
  • Brian Stapleton, Aramark

The newly elected board will serve a two-year term from January 1, 2019 until December 31, 2020.

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