"Focus on making a contribution rather than on making a career."

-Brian Stovall, Allen Event Center

"The view is always better from the high road."

-Paul Turner, CFE, AT&T Stadium

"Fancy carpet and trendy art do not bring customers back ... a great experience does!"

-Bryan Chatterton, Sacramento Convention Center

"Another day in paradise."

-Allen Johnson, Orlando Venues

Enhanced patron experiences + loyal partners + enthusiastic employees = Stronger Business”

-Steve Hevern, Sydney Entertainment Centre

“The show is not confirmed until the artist goes on stage and stays.”

-Michael Marion, CFE, Verizon Arena

“It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.”

-Eric D. Hart, CFE, Tampa Sports Authority

“What you allow is what will continue.”

-Stephanie Curran, Spokane Convention Center and INB Performing Arts Center

“Never try to teach a pig to fly.  You’re wasting your time and you’re annoying the pig.”

-John Rhamstine, CFE, Seven Venues

“High-performance teams succeed through leadership, communication and balance of purpose.”

-Mark Gnatovic, SearchWide

“Our Benchmark is to provide Excellent Quality and Service by retention of staff.”

-Joe Floreano, CFE, Rochester Riverside Convention Center

“The customer experience is at the heart of everything we do.”

-Brian Morris, CFE, Melbourne & Olympic Parks

“Success is not permanent and failure is not fatal so get the hell out there and just TRY!”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Atlantic City Convention Center

“You are who you surround yourself with…hire wisely.”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Atlantic City Convention Center

“You can do anything as long as you have the right people, a great plan and the right equipment.”

-Paul Cramer, CFE, Classic Center

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

-Kim Bedier, CFE (via Dr. Seuss), City of Tacoma Public Assembly Facilities

“When faced with a choice, do what would make your mother proud.”

-Kevin Mattingly, Phoenix Convention Center & Venues

IAVM Leadership

 

Representing public assembly venues from around the globe, IAVM Professional members include managers and senior executives from auditoriums, arenas, convention centers, exhibit halls, stadiums, performing arts centers, university complexes, and amphitheaters. Member venues represent huge expenditures of public and private funds. They attract millions of patrons to an astonishing variety of events from football to basketball, from baseball to hockey, from rock concerts to conventions, conferences, ballets...the list is almost endless.

IAVM also counts approximately 500 Allied companies among its members. These companies provide products and services used by managers. Through their IAVM membership, these Allied members are able to present their products to this vast market.

IAVM membership has risen sharply in the past twenty years. This increase in Association membership has paralleled a growing need for information, services and programs. To serve these interests and needs, the Association relies on the voluntary efforts of many management and board committees, and task forces to assist its staff and Board of Directors. As an adjunct to strong programs administered by the IAVM Headquarters, our Regions provide a support structure and information network for members in each Region.

The Board of Directors represents, leads, and serves the organization's members and holds itself accountable to them by committing to act in members' best interests and by ensuring that all Board and organizational action is consistent with law and the Board's policies.

The Board and its directors are committed to effectively govern the organization, testing all of its decisions, maintaining director relationships with each other, evaluating the CEO, training new directors, and serving the Association’s members

2016 - 2017 Board of Directors       Boards, Committees, and Task Forces

     2nd Vice Chair Selection       Past Presidents / Chairs

Regions

 

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