CEIR announces 2023 Board of Directors

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The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announces the roster for its 2023 Board of Directors. CEIR’s Board of Directors is one of the most diverse and influential groups within the industry. As part of its oversight responsibilities, it ensures that the monies raised are used to fund the CEIR Index and other important research opportunities. Officers of the board serve one-year terms, and directors serve for three years.

2023 CEIR Chairperson Marie Browne is Group Vice President for RX, a global company in the business of building businesses. She manages and grows a portfolio of leading events that span a wide range of industries, including industrial sectors such as pharmaceutical manufacturing to retail sectors such as vision and golf.

Browne also participates in company strategy and M&A, having handled transactions of events and business representing values from $5M to $50M in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil. In addition, she has led the launch of new business representing $10M+ in new revenue per year. Browne received her BBA from Baruch College and her MBA from the University of Connecticut.

“I am honored to serve alongside colleagues who are passionate in supporting CEIR’s mission to provide valuable and objective research to industry members,” stated Browne. “Working with the CEIR Research Council, we are devoted to supporting the industry in its utmost needs by comprehending and addressing the issues that are top of mind now as well as prepare for the foreseeable future.”

Remaining members of the 2023 CEIR Board of Directors include:

Immediate Past Chairperson

Dennis Smith
Vice President of Business Development
Asian American Hotel Owners Association


Janet Sperstad, CMP-F
Program Director, Meeting & Event Management
Madison College


Eric Blanc Sr., CMP
Deputy Director
Orange County Convention Center


Mark Bogdansky
Vice President, Meetings and Events
Auto Care Association


Paige Cardwell
President, CSG
National Trade Productions, Inc./NTP Events


Michelle Edmonson, CEM
Vice President, Exhibitions
AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology


Chuck Grouzard
Executive Vice President, Business Development


Jennifer Hoff – CEIR Research Council Chairperson
Trifecta Collective LLC


John Jaworski, CEM
Assistant Executive Director: Meeting Services & Corporate Relations
Radiological Society of North America


Ian Sequeira
Vice President, Research & Measurement
mdg, A Freeman Company


Cathy Breden, CMP-F, CAE, CEM

Ex-Officio – IAEE

David DuBois, CMP-F, CAE, FASAE, CTA
President & CEO

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