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Steve Sackman and Nancy Lindemer Appointed Chair and Vice Chair Respectively
for the International Association of Conference Center's Marketing Committee


( St. Louis, MO - 4 October 2007 ) -- The Board of Directors of the North American chapter of the  International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) has announced the appointment of new leadership for the association's Marketing Committee: Steve Sackman, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing for Destination Hotels & Resorts has assumed the role of Chair, while Nancy Lindemer, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing at Babson Executive Conference Center is the new Vice Chair.

Steve Sackman 
Sackman oversees all sales, marketing, advertising and public relations initiatives for two of Destination Hotels & Resorts' premier conference center properties, Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ; and Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center in Tarrytown, N.Y. A 20-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Sackman was formerly Director of Sales and Marketing-National Accounts for ARAMARK Harrison Lodging and previously served in a variety of sales and marketing positions with the Hilton Hotels Corporation, including the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in New York City's Times Square. 

Nancy Lindemer
A 17-year conference center professional specializing in revenue growth, product positioning and managing transition, Nancy Lindemer began her career in sales with Harrison Lodging at the Harrison Conference Center at Lake Bluff.  In her current position with FLIK Conference Center Management, she has multi-property responsibility as the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing at Babson Executive Conference Center.

The new Chairs will direct a robust slate of initiatives that will expand industry relationships; maximize the association's expanding technology efforts; promote understanding and awareness of the conference center concept; and broaden communication to and among its growing worldwide membership.  According to IACC President Neil Pompan (who also serves as EVP of EMCVenues), "nothing is more important than expanding awareness and understanding of the IACC brand, and we are confident that both of these conference center professionals bring the kind of marketing expertise and industry awareness that will take IACC to the next level."

Founded in 1981, the International Association of Conference Centers is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and awareness of the conference center industry and to providing member properties with the tools necessary to provide an exceptional meeting experience. Active members meet a set of stringent Universal Criteria and agree to a Code of Ethics. Currently, the association includes approximately 400 members from the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, France, England, The Netherlands, Germany and Japan. For more information, visit the website at www.iacconline.org.  IACC = exceptional meeting experiences.

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Contact:

James M. Mahon
Global Director, Marketing 
  & Public Relations
914 548 5835
JMMahon@aol.com

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Also See: International Association of Conference Centers Bestows its Highest Honors at 26th Annual Conference; Ron Naples Recipient of The Mel Hosansky Award / May 2007
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