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: 4imprintButtine 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 MORE IAEE-CTC INFORMATION CONTACT: Judi Sunden,  Chapter Administrator, phone 512-587-9981.

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 Judi Sunden, IAEE Central Texas Chapter, 408 Warm Moon Cove, Austin, TX 78717, Phone: 512-587-9981, Email: Judi Sunden or contact any one of the board members or committee chairs listed on this web site.

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IAEE Central Texas Chapter Past Chairmen

1989-90 Phil Elam
1991 Jan Hughes, CEM
1992 Dana L. Smith
1993 Gayle Pickering
1994 Marylynn Frances
1995 Charles E. Gallatin, CAE, CEM
1996 Doris Roach
1997-98 Patti Willey
1999 Mary Wilson
2000 Dana Fuller, CEM
2001 Mel Forehand, CEM, CMP
2002 Tesa Kelly, CEM
2003 Melissa Wilson, CEM


2004 Cindy Ferguson, CEM
2005 Lynn Fisher, CMP
2006 Barbara Glasser Fryer
2007 Cindy Boyle, CEM
2008 George Kocian, CEM
2009 Christine Stephan
2010 Judilynn Sunden, CEM
2011-12 Kristy Breaux
2013 Tesa Harding, CEM
2014 Rebecca Stevens, CEM, CMP-HC
2015 Dana Kirkhart, CEM
2016 Paula Lerash, CEM
2017-18 Estelle Kerr
2019-20 Angelica Stehling, CMP




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