Congratulations to the New CEMs

Congratulations to our awesome members who have just earned the CEM certification! We are so proud of you!!



Keith Price CEM American Urological Association

Aurelie Cornett CEM Consumer Technology Association/CES

Amanda McMaster CMP, CEM Consumer Technology Association/CES

Casey Bloyer CEM American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Eric Zito CEM North American Meat Institute

Stephanie Clark CEM NACHA – The Electronic Payments Association

Jessica Dulkadir CEM US Department of Commerce

Josephine Caldwell CEM GES

Jeffrey Odum CEM US Department of Commerce

Russell Kice CMP, CEM Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (SMG)

IAEE DC Chapter March Lunch

Exciting News! All CEM’s that attend the IAEE DC Chapter Luncheons or Educational Programs will be eligible to earn (1) CEM Recertification Credits.



IAEE D.C. Chapter Luncheon


2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Networking Reception

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Education Program

Topic: Speaker/Title/Company: Lindy Farrar, Advisor, Greenview SG

Description: Catalyzing Sustainability.

Greenview leverages the power of data, common guidelines, best practices, and innovation to help organizations navigate and adapt to the constantly evolving landscape of sustainability and social responsibility. Information will be shared on how organizations can set strategies, develop programs, measures and report on sustainability.

Lindy Farrar is an Analyst at Greenview focusing on Environmental Research and Data, Corporate Reporting, and Sustainable Event Program development and support. She also supports a number of industry benchmarking projects including the Green Venue Report. Prior to Greenview, Lindy was a Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), where she supported the development of a National Program’s Strategic Action Plan. Lindy served as the Executive Secretary of the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC), Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality (SWAQ), as an advisor and to assist the NSTC on policies, scientific developments, and

research needs. Lindy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations with a focus on Global Environmental Politics from American University.

Lindy Farrar from Greenview will present the current state of sustainable events with tips on how to get started on your own sustainability journey. This includes ways to save money, engage attendees, and create meaningful partnerships. This presentation will also include trends from the most recent Green Venue Report, and what you can expect from green venues during your events.



Important Dates:

Luncheon: Friday, March 10th

Pre-registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Pre-register and save!

Pre-Registration Fees:

Chapter Members: $40.00

Non-members: $45.00

Onsite Registration Fees:

Chapter Members: $50.00

Non-members: $60.00

After the deadline, we will gladly register you onsite; however, please make every attempt to pre-register so the Chapter can provide correct guarantee numbers to the venue. We make every effort to accommodate all onsite registrants, but if the number exceeds the capacity of the venue, we won’t be able to accommodate additional onsite registrations.

Address for Lunch Location –


2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

Metro – Crystal City Metro Stop – Yellow or Blue Line. Shuttle service provided from the Metro station to the Hotel.

Parking – Valet Parking available as well as public parking in the immediate area.

Join the Elite CEM Community




Are you looking for that last minute CEM course to graduate?  Or are you looking to start the CEM process now.  Here are a few upcoming local courses here in the Washington DC area.


October 25, 2016

Floor Plan Development

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Department of Commerce


October 26, 2016

Selecting Service Contractors

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Department of Commerce


October 27, 2016

Security, Risk and Crisis Management

Time: 8:00am – 5:00 pm

Location: Department of Commerce

Welcome New Members and Congrats to New Certifications

Welcome New Members:

Convergence, LLC


US Green Building Council

Congratulations on your new certifications:

Meredith Pallante, CMP at Consumer Electronics Association/CES

Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS at American Bus Association

Amy Pepin, CMP at International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions

Amy Phillips Hanley, CMP at American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Heather Rhoderick, CMP, CAE at American Composites Manufacturers Association

Congrats to all the New Certifications (as of 4.1.2015)

February 2015 New Certifications

Tira Baror, CEM, Consumer Electronics Show

Andre M. Cholewinski, CMP, Meetings Management Group

Amy Pepin, CMP, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)

March 2015 New Certifications

Meredith Pallante, CMP, Consumer Electronics Show

Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS, American Bus Association

Amy Phillips Hanley, CMP, American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG)

IAEE HQ Announcement

2015-03-20 11-19-08

We are offering five more CEM courses in Washington, D.C. next month! Choose one course to attend on 7 April and one course to attend 8 April 2015 to help you on your way to earning your CEM designation or to recertify. Seating is limited, so sign up today!

Date:                   7 April 2015

Courses:             Conference and Meeting Management and Floor Plan Development

Time:                   8:30am – 5:00pm

Cost:                    $250 for Members/$385 for Non-Members

Location:          Co-Location with IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum at the DC Marriott Marquis in                                       Washington, D.C.


Conference and Meeting Management Instructor: Carol Krugman, MEd, CMP, CMM, is  the Chair| Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Events and the Assistant Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has been organizing international meetings for over 25 years as a corporate marketing manager, association executive, senior manager for two global communications and experience marketing agencies and president of her own independent meeting management company. She is a frequent speaker on international meetings and is regarded as one of the industry’s top experts in cross-cultural planning, international meeting operations, risk assessment and crisis management.

Floor Plan Development Instructor: Charlotte Pearson, CEM, joined Freeman in 2011 as Senior Business Development Manager in the Freeman Las Vegas branch. Freeman is the premier provider of integrated marketing solutions for face-to-face events. Charlotte is responsible for sales management, strategic sales planning, and pre-show site/post-show support on over 30 tradeshows per year. Charlotte is an active member of IAEE since 1992 and is the current Chairperson of the CEM Commission. Charlotte also served on the IAEE Education Committee from 2008 through 2012 and was Chairperson in 2011. She is an educator on the CEM Faculty with IAEE and teaches several times a year in the United States and internationally in Taiwan, Korea and Azerbaijan.



Date:                   8 April 2015

Courses:            Event Marketing, Finance, Budgeting and Contracts and Selecting Service                                                          Contractors

Time:                   8:30am – 5:00pm

Cost:                    $250

Location:          Co-Location with ASAE Springtime at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center                                     in Washington, D.C.


Event Marketing Instructor: Donna Jarvis-Miller, CMP, CEM, is the Director, Membership Operations and Events of the American Public Human Services Association in Washington, D.C. Donna has nearly 20 years of experience in show production, exhibit and sponsorship sales and event and conference management. Her work with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in sales and development has afforded her the opportunity to work in a wide variety of venues and events.  She consistently builds relationships with vendors, marketing partners, exhibitors and association members to create synergies that become winning formulas for successful events.

Finance, Budgeting and Contracts Instructor: Robert (Bob) McLean, CPA, is PPAI’s executive vice president.  He was hired in June 2008 as chief financial officer and is responsible for finance and administration, information technology and the Promotional Products Education Foundation. In October 2011, Bob was promoted to EVP and assumed responsibility for all revenue-producing products and services at PPAI. These include the business development, membership sales, trade shows, publications, and education and certification departments.

Selecting Service Contractors Instructor: Dennis Sharland, CEM is Senior Manager of Expositions and Advertising for the Air Force Association. He is a seasoned and certified trade show professional with almost 20 years of experience. He has had the opportunity to experience all sides of the industry in venues across the U.S., as well as Europe and Australia, on shows with as few as 20 exhibitors to those with more than 1,000. Dennis now manages two of the most well regarded trade shows in the aerospace and defense market, having taken them from floor plans printed on foam core and exhibit guides produced in-house to interactive floor plans that are available 24/7 and a professionally produced guide worthy of repeat sponsorship.

Registrants will receive an email approximately two weeks prior to the start of the course containing instructions for downloading the course material. Please make sure the email address you use when registering is the same email address you will use for correspondence. Once you register, your email address will become your User Name. If there are any changes to your email address between the date you register and the date the course begins, please notify the CEM Program Manager at or 1+ (972) 687-9224.