Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors

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CEMA Provides Event Marketers, Industry Partners with Unparalleled Professional Networking Opportunities, Strong Partnerships, Knowledge Sharing and Motivating Educational Opportunities

Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), the premier community for senior level event marketing professionals and industry professionals, today announced its new Board of Directors for 2017-2018. CEMA's Board of Directors will oversee the direction of the association and support the more than 700 active CEMA members with professional networking opportunities, inspiring educational events, study tours, knowledge sharing events and its yearly industry-renowned CEMA Summit.

The CEMA 2017-2018 Board members are:

  •     Chairwoman: Angela Smith, Head of Events, Atlassian
  •     Vice Chairman/Chairman Elect: Robb Trost, Senior Director, Business Dev, Opus Agency
  •     Secretary: Alessandra Sapiz, Sr. Director, Global Sales Events & Talent, Cisco
  •     Board Member at Large: David Shackly, VP of Corporate Communications, Marriott International
  •     Board Member at Large: Stacey Kashubeck, Sr. Director, Strategic Events, Dreamforce Production
  •     Board Member at Large: Lisa VanRosendale, SVP, Business Dev, FreemanXP
  •     Board Member at Large: Carol Rossi, Global Field Communications and Events, NetApp
  •     Board Member at Large: Dick Wheeler, President, ProGlobalEvents

A number of Board Members will be completing the second year of their two-year term:

  •     Past Chairwoman Elect - Michele Schneider,
  •     Treasurer - Mark Cherry, MGM
  •     Board Member at Large - Rich Gibbons, SpeakInc
  •     Board Member at Large - Hillary Burton
  •     Board Member at Large - Julie Lynch
  •     Board Member at Large - Chris Meyer, LVCVA
  •     Board Member at Large - Richard Steinau, Worldstage

“Our newly elected board members will provide expert guidance, inspiring leadership and tremendous support to our valued members,” said Kimberley Gishler, President & CEO of CEMA. “Under their leadership, we look forward to continued positive growth for our organization, and a renewed emphasis on providing our members with networking and educational opportunities second to none within the event marketing industry.”

About CEMA
A voice for the industry, CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association) is the premier community for event marketing professionals, association peers and partners. CEMA promotes professional networking opportunities, facilitates peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and drives industry standards. Through strong relationships with strategic partners, CEMA creates solutions to business issues. For more information, please visit or call (916) 740-3623.

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