• New Convention Industry Council Board of Directors Announced

     
    POSTED November 11, 2016
     

The Convention Industry Council Annual Meetings of Members was held on Oct. 20. This year’s meeting introduced the newly elected CIC Board of Directors.

Susan Robertson, CAE, executive vice president, ASAE, and president, Center for Association Leadership in Washington, D.C., was elected as the new CIC board chair; the position was previously held by Bonnie Fedchock, who completed her term. 

“As our industry as a whole is evolving, it is crucial for the organization to continue the exchange of insights and knowledge among the leading industry organizations and to strategically grow and develop CIC initiatives and programs,” says Fedchock. “Under the board's leadership in 2016, the CIC staff delivered on the successful growth of those programs, and I am confident that the new board will continue to build upon those successes.”

Several other officers and board members also were elected.

“The Convention Industry Council continues to be a leader and driving force for the growth and development of the meetings, events, convention, and exhibitions industry. The excellent programs delivered by CIC focus on the core of our industry: The premier certification for the industry, sustainability initiatives, best practices and standards, as well as research and education,” says Robertson. “In the coming year, CIC will expand its capacity to serve the diverse needs of the key stakeholders on our council, by launching a refreshed brand along with new strategic directions. Top priorities include increasing community engagement, and building on programs that define, set standards for and promote the professionalization of our industry.”

The newly elected leadership is as follows:

2016-2017 Officers:

Chair: Susan Robertson, CAE – ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership,
Chair-Elect: Kevin Hinton - Society for Incentive Travel Excellence
Immediate Past Chair: Bonnie Fedchock, CAE - National Association for Catering & Events

Board:

Cathy Breden, CMP - International Association of Exhibitions and Events
Paul Van Deventer - Meeting Professionals International
Kimberly Gishler - Corporate Event Marketers Association
Kimberly Miles, CMP, CAE - American Hotel & Lodging Association
Martin Sirk - International Congress & Convention Association
Tina Wehmeir, CAE, CMP - AMC Institute (AMCI)
Ex-Officio: Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP, CEO, Convention Industry Council

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