Shura Lindgren, CFE, works for Global Spectrum as the General Manager of the
St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. She opened the
154,000 sq. ft. facility in April of 2005 after overseeing all construction
and start up procedures. Shura has 21 years of experience in the meetings
and hospitality industry with the last 19 managing venues.
Shura is the 2nd Vice President of the International Association of Assembly
Managers and has served in several capacities for the Association including
Past Chair of the Convention Center Committee, Past Chair of the Board of
Education, Vice President of District VI and past board member of the Board
of Governors. She was a recipient of the Presidential Citation in 2005.
Shura currently serves as the Chairman of the Diversity Committee where her
work has been focusing on increasing the number of women and minorities in
the field of public assembly management.
Marvin Wynn, previously President and CEO of the Midland Chamber of
Commerce; Dexter King, Executive Director IAAM; David DeWald (deceased);
Barry Strafacci; Jeff Blosser
Why Mentoring Is Important:
“I believe we each have a responsibility to bring people up in this
industry; to see the potential and talent in another individual, push them
to realize their dreams, and help groom them to their fullest potential.
That is what my mentors did for
Shura serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Charles Chamber,
Lindenwood University Business Advisory Board. She
volunteers for Bridgeway Counseling Services Domestic Violence Program and
is a member of Rotary International. She encourages all of her staff to give
back to the community through philanthropic efforts by hosting monthly
non-profit and civic group representatives to speak to her staff. She and
her staff, through the support of Global Spectrum, host and support 3-5
charitable events and activities throughout the year such as Youth In Need,
Habitat for Humanity, the Bridgeway Counseling Domestic Violence Program and
Adopt a Soldier.
In 2007 Shura was nominated for a Dove Award given in recognition of
outstanding female role models and in 2008 she was awarded the first Yellow
Rose Award by the St. Charles Club of Zonta International for these deeds.
To submit your application to be an IAAM mentor, visit www.iaam.org.