Hotel Online
News for the Hospitality Executive


International Association of Conference Centers Elects New Board Members
Patti Culwell, Lauren Kean, Daniel Techman and David Haas

(St. Louis, MO) – December 2011 -- Peter J. Stockmann, President of the International Association of Conference Centers-Americas has announced the election of new directors for a two-year term from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013.

Patti Culwell, Director of Sales, Conference Services and Catering Operations at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, TX. A 20-year hospitality veteran, Culwell has been active in IACC, having served on the annual conference planning committee and in management positions at Lakeway Inn & Resort, Del Lago Resort & Spa, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa.

Lauren Kean, Conference Center Sales Manager at the Executive Conference and Training Center at Dulles in Dulles, Virginia. Lauren recently served as Sales Manager at The Airlie Center and was Vice Chair of the IACC Customer Event for the 2011 Annual Conference and is Co-Chair of the Customer Event for the 2012 Annual Conference.

Daniel Techman was re-elected to the board of directors. He is currently Director of Sales & Marketing at Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center Chicago-Downers Grove . A 25-year hospitality veteran, Techman has been active on IACC committees including several sub-committees of the Annual Conference Planning Committee, Member2Member, and Leadership Development.

David Haas, Regional Sales & Product Manager at Northern Illinois University, NIU Conference Centers. Haas currently serves as the Board Associate, a non-voting, 15-month advisory role through which Haas identifies emerging trends and advises the Board from a Millennial perspective. He also heads up the Emerging Trends Committee and is active in Sustainability and Leadership Development.

The IACC Americas Board of Directors is comprised of 20 elected members who represent Active, Allied, Affinity Partner and Corporate Headquarters members in good standing.

Peter Stockmann stated, “The election of these hospitality experts brings a wide range of skills and experience to the Board of Directors at a critical time when IACC is moving forward with dynamic initiatives that assist members in providing exceptional meeting experiences.

As the governing body of IACC-Americas, directors are actively involved in all its operating committees and task forces including Annual Conference, Quality, Marketing, Membership, Leadership Development, Sustainability, Emerging Trends, and the IACC Learning Network.

IACC was established 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 Directors.

Founded in 1981, the International Association of Conference Centres 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 IACC = exceptional meeting experiences.

James M. Mahon
914 548 5835

Receive Your Hospitality Industry Headlines via Email for Free! Subscribe Here

To Learn More About Your News Being Published on Hotel-Online Inquire Here

Also See: International Association of Conference Centers Presents Webinar Series - Bright Ideas for Conference Centers; First Topic to be Hybrid Meetings Presented by Samuel J. Smith on December 8, 2011 / December 2011

International Association of Conference Centers Releases More Videos from their Series Regarding Creating Compelling Meeting Experiences / November 2011

Derek Grimaldi Elected to International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) Board of Directors / October 2011

International Association of Conference Centers Releases Series of Industry Related Videos Based on Creating Compelling Meeting Experiences / September 2011

Chef Jamian Lewis of De Vere Venues Devonport House, London, United Kingdom Wins IACC's Chef of the Year Award in their Copper Skillet Competition / April 2011

International Association of Conference Centers - Americas Presents Scholarships and Awards to Deserving Hospitality Students, Leah Bernick, Eun Jin Lee, Christina Mott and Charlotte Dath / April 2011

International Association of Conference Centers Conducts Customer Roundtables to Gather Feedback, Quantifiable Data, and Usable Market Intelligence to Share with Member Properties / March 2011

The International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) Presents Joan Eisenstodt with The Mel Hosansky Award for Distinguished Service at their 30th Annual Conference / March 2011

International Association of Conference Centers Establishes European Chapter and Creates Representative Board of Directors; the Chapter Adds Four New Member Properties / March 2011

International Association of Conference Centers Names David Haas as New GenX/Y Board Associate / Dec 2010

IACC of the Americas Elects New Officers of the Board of Directors;Pete Stockmann Unanimously Elected President / October 2010

The International Association of Conference Centers of North America Elects New Officers; Tom Cappucci Serves as President / October 2008

Mark DePiero, Sean Anderson, Tom Cole and Melissa Fromento Elected to the IACC Board of Directors / December 2007

To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.OnlineSearch

Home | Welcome| Hospitality News |
Industry Resources

Please contact Hotel.Online with your comments and suggestions.