News for the Hospitality Executive
Mark DePiero, Sean Anderson, Tom Cole and Melissa Fromento
Elected to the IACC Board of Directors
|(St. Louis, MO) - December 7, 2007 - Neil Pompan, President
of the International Association of Conference Centers, North America has
announced the election of new directors for a two-year term from January
1, 2008 through December 31, 2009.
Mark DePiero, Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions for
Dolce International, was re-elected for a second term. DePiero is
a 30-year veteran of the conference center industry and has spent 25 years
with Dolce International in North America and in Europe. He has served
IACC as Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee, and currently serves as Co-Chair
of Thought Leaders, a committee dedicated to helping define the meeting
experience of the future for IACC members and customers.
Also elected to the Board was Tom Cole, General Manager of the Arden Shisler Conference Center at Ohio State University. His 15 years of experience in the conference center industry include eight years with Benchmark Hospitality's Southeast Asia Division. He has also served on IACC's Quality Committee and University Relations Committee.
Melissa Fromento, Group Publisher of MeetingsNet/Penton Media was also elected to the Board. Her ten years of conference center industry experience include four years with the IACC Annual Conference Planning Committee, two years on the Education Committee, and one year on the Food and Beverage Committee.
The IACC Board of Directors is made up of a total of 20 elected members and is comprised of persons who represent Active, Allied, Affinity Partner or Corporate Headquarters members in good standing.
Neil Pompan (EVP, EMCVenues Consulting Solutions) stated, "The election of these hospitality experts brings a wide range of skills and experience to the Board of Directors at a time when IACC is moving forward with dynamic initiatives that will continue to provide exceptional meeting experiences."
As the governing body of IACC-North America, directors are actively involved in all its operating committees and task forces including Annual Conference, Quality, Marketing, Membership, Leadership Development, Green Task Force, Emerging Trends, and the IACC Learning Network.
IACC was organized to provide and promote market awareness of conference
centers as offering separate, distinct and special places and services;
to collect and distribute information on the industry and its trends; to
provide an exchange of experiences among its members; to address common
problems, needs and opportunities; to provide programs and services that
assist members in operating more effectively; and to respond to the needs
and interests of conference center users as determined by the Board of
James M. Mahon,
|Also See:||The International Association of Conference Centers of North America Elect New Officers; Neil Pompan Elected President / October 2006|