IAEE - Central Texas Chapter

Why Join IAEE Central Texas Chapter

What does the IAEE Central Texas Chapter offer?

In addition to the many benefits of IAEE mermbeship, the chapter offers: 

  • Exciting educational programs throughout the year. We offer seven education opportunities as well as Southwest Showcase, a full day conference and tradeshow in partnership with MPI;
  • Networking with other industry professionals at our monthly programs and events;
  • Chapter newsletters;
  • Scholarship opportunities for chapter educational programs and international meetings;
  • Assistance with achieving the designation of Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM), and CEM re-certification;
  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities; and
  • Fun-filled special events to socialize with your peers, including our Spring Social, Summer Social, and Holiday Social.
  • Get discounts on promotional products, exhibition insurance, etc. by using IAEE Preferred Partners.
  • Check out all IAEE Preferred Partners: 4imprint, Buttine Exhibition Insurance and iCompli Sustainability

What Does IAEE-CTC Offer Students?

In addition to offering student rates for all chapter activities (both educational and social), IAEE-CTC encourages it’s members to get involved with students in a variety of ways:

  • Teaching classes at the request of the professor
  • Mentors or career coaching
  • Internships for students
  • Short-term job opportunities (preparing for a show, assisting with registration, etc.)
  • Opportunities to ‘shadow’ an exhibits manager onsite.

For information on the new IAEE University of Houston Chapter.

FOR MORE IAEE-CTC INFORMATION CONTACT: Jan Hughes, CEM,  Executive Director, phone 830-935-2694.

Why should you join?

Membership will provide you with opportunities to meet and work with professionals involved in exposition management in Central and South Texas, as well as enjoying the benefits of international membership. The IAEE-CTC membership area includes Austin, San Antonio, Houston, South Padre Island, and points between.

The activities offered by the IAEE-CTC will help you improve your skills and enhance your career. We invite you to attend a chapter meeting to see what we are all about.

For further information, to attend a meeting, or to receive a membership application, contact Jan Hughes, CEM, Executive Director, IAEE Central Texas Chapter, 2504 Lakeshore Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133, Phone: 830/935-2694, Fax: 830/935-2609, Email: jyhughes@gvtc.com or contact any one of the board members or committee chairs listed on this web site.


IAEE-CTC Past Chairmen
1989-90 Phil Elam 2004 Cindy Ferguson, CEM
1991 Jan Hughes, CEM 2005 Lynn Fisher, CMP
1992 Dana L. Smith 2006 Barbara Glaser Fryer
1993 Gayle Pickering 2007 Cindy Boyle, CEM
1994 Marylynn Frances 2008 George Kocian, CEM
1995 Charles E. Gallatin, CAE, CEM 2009 Christine Stephan
1996 Doris Roach 2010 Judilynn Sunden
1997-98 Patti Willey 2011-12 Kristy Breaux
1999 Mary Wilson 2013 Tesa Harding, CEM
2000 Dana Fuller, CEM 2014 Rebecca Stevens,CEM,CMP-HC
2001 Mel Forehand, CEM, CMP 2015 Dana Kirkhart, CEM
2002 Tesa Kelly, CEM 2016 Paula Lerash, CEM
2003 Melissa Wilson, CEM    


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