The Events Industry Council announced Tina Wehmeir, CMP, CAE, chief executive officer of the AMC Institute, is the new chair of the Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2018-Dec. 2019.
Wehmeir has an extensive background in the hospitality industry and in leadership roles with associations and association management companies. As CEO, she oversees the complete management of the AMC Institute. Formerly, she was the senior vice president of the Institute of Food Technologists and chief development officer of Feeding Tomorrow, IFT’s Foundation. She has served as managing partner of Talley Management Group, Inc., and was also the executive director for the Canadian Tourism Commission. Additionally, she was the vice president of industry relations for Gaylord Hotels and held the position of executive director of global sales offices for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. She began her career with Loews Hotels and held various marketing and sales positions in the U.S.
“With more than 25 years of experience with associations and in the hospitality industry, Tina brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board,” says Karen Kotowski, CMP, CAE, CEO of the Events Industry Council. “Tina has been an engaged member of the council for several years and has served on the CMP Governance Commission in the past also. Her knowledge of the council and our signature programs makes her a great choice to lead the organization into the future.”
In addition to Wehmeir’s role as chair of the board of the Events Industry Council, she also serves on many other industry boards, including the executive committee of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition, the board of the U.S. Travel Association and is involved in the American Society for Association Executives (The Center for Association Leadership).
“Events Industry Council continues its momentum following a new brand launch and a refocused strategic direction,” says Wehmeir. “I’m excited to take on the role of chair in the organization’s global growth trajectory. I look forward to supporting the board of directors and staff in these efforts in the coming year.”
Susan Robertson, CAE, who has led the council since January 2017 will assume the role of immediate past chair. During her tenure, she led the organization through substantial changes including a name change, brand evolution and transition to a new management company.
The Events Industry Council’s more than 30 member organizations represent more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the events industry. The Events Industry Council’s vision is to be the global champion for event professionals and event industry excellence. They promote high standards and professionalism in the events industry with the Certified Meeting Professional program and their four signature programs — Sustainability, Industry Insights, Knowledge and Leadership—that represent the key initiatives, assets, services and products for the Events Industry Council. For more info, visit www.eventscouncil.org.