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American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) nominated the executive vice president and chief sales officer of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) to serve on the ASAE and ASAE Foundation boards of directors.

Mark Vaughan will serve a three-year term beginning Sept. 1. He will be officially installed at the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, Aug. 9-12 in Nashville, Tenn.

ECN 062014_POM_Atlanta CVB_Mark Vaughan (160x240)“Each year, the Leadership Committee selects tremendously qualified nominees from a deep applicant pool. The committee candidates worked hard to ensure there was a balance of representation. We appreciate their service in putting together a group of leaders who will advance the association profession forward as well as help increase awareness about the role associations play in our society,” said Arlene A. Pietranton, Ph.D., FASAE, CAE, CEO, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and board chairperson, ASAE.

In his current role at ACVB, Vaughan oversees all programs to increase visitation to Atlanta through meetings and conventions.

“Mark is a well-known and respected leader in the hospitality community, and it is a great honor that he has been nominated to the board of directors of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation,” said William Pate, president and CEO, ACVB. “Mark has been actively involved in ASAE for several years including leading our charge for hosting a successful 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition.”

Vaughan is an active member in the nonprofit and hospitality communities, and he currently sits on the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus as well as the Federal Reserve Bank Advisory Council.

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations.

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