Ten Earn Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) Designation

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Ten individuals earned the Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) designation from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) at the 2011 VenueConnect in Phoenix.

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Since 1976 this prestigious program has served as a distinction for those in facility management. I would like to offer my congratulations to each of these individuals.

Ten individuals earned the Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) designation from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) at the 2011 VenueConnect in Phoenix.

Prior to certification, applicants are rated on their experience and accomplishments in public venue management and must successfully complete a comprehensive written examination that tests general knowledge of the public venue management profession.

IAVM Chairman, Randy Brown, CFE, said, “Since 1976 this prestigious program has served as a distinction for those in facility management. I would like to offer my congratulations to each of these individuals. There is no doubt that their hard work and leadership are to be admired within the industry.”

Among venue management professionals, the CFE designation is an indication of demonstrated skill in leadership, activity in community affairs and expertise in management of public venues. The elite group now adds these CFEs to its honor roll:

  •          Mount V. Allen III, CFE: Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  •          Steve Hevern, CFE: AEG Ogden (Acer Arena), Pty, Ltd., Sydney, Australia
  •          Kathy Kramer, CFE: Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
  •          Steven Macfadyen, CFE: Ranch Mirage, CA
  •          Michael Meyers, CFE: Global Spectrum/Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, VA
  •          Brandi Quick, CFE: Von Braun Center, Huntsville, AL
  •          Tim Riddle, CFE: Cave City Convention Center, Cave City, KY
  •          Jason Rittenberry, CFE: Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, FL
  •          Suzanne Sheather, CFE: AEG Ogden (Acer Arena), Sydney, Australia
  •          Susan Walker, CFE: Assembly Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

The 2011 class brings the total number of public venue managers who have earned the CFE designation to more than 254.

The International Association of Venue Managers is the world's largest professional association dedicated to issues relevant to the management of public venues. Members of the association manage public venues such as amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts venues, stadiums and university complexes; or provide products, services or attractions to support the industry. IAVM has more than 3,500 members worldwide.

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