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Nancy Lindemer of Destination Hotels will head up IACC’s Americas Chapter as president beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

Lindemer, who has more than 26 years of experience in the meetings and events industry, was elected by IACC members for the 2019–2021 term. She succeeds current IACC Americas President Sean Anderson of Sodexo Conferencing, who in turn was elected into the role of vice president of the Americas board.

“It’s an honor to be elected president of IACC’s Americas Chapter,” says Lindemer. “I have been involved in the association since 2002 and have seen it evolve with the industry. I’m looking forward to leading the Americas chapter and working with a group of talented and inspiring individuals as we continue to drive the ambition of representing all of the top 1 percent of meeting venues globally.”

In addition, Peter Angelis from UCLA joins the IACC Americas Board as a director and Creston Woods of Benchmark, a Global Hospitality Company, was elected as vice president. IACC also announced the re-election of some of its current Americas Board including:

  • Susan Liston, Aramark
  • Alex Cabanas, Benchmark, a Global Hospitality Company
  • Paul Dolce, Meet in SoHo
  • TJ Fimmano, Gerstner Center for Learning
  • Andrew Hodd, Vantage Venues
  • Tim Luepke, Sodexo at USPTO
  • Heidi Niesen, SICO America, Inc.
  • Joe Santo, PSAV
  • Brian Stapleton, Aramark

Mark Cooper, CEO of IACC, says, “I’m delighted with the results of the election. Nancy has a complete understanding of the association’s key objectives and she has great leadership skills as well as a real team mentality. I have no doubt in my mind that under her direction and alongside the new board we will continue to build on our recent successes as we look to the future.”

The newly elected board will serve a two year term from Jan. 1, 2019-Dec. 31, 2020.

Founded in 1981, IACC is dedicated to representing the best meeting venues globally and is, by definition, the future of the meetings industry realized. The association brings together the brightest, most innovative minds from around the globe. IACC elevates the meeting experience by creating a unique point of entry that is inclusive of the best-in-class meeting venues internationally. IACC membership is a symbol of meeting excellence and exceptional connections amongst the best in the meeting industry. This exclusiveness makes IACC’s members part of an elite group representing the most innovative, forward-thinking and results-driven meeting venues globally. All members meet a set of stringent Quality Standards and agree to a Code of Ethics. IACC includes more than 300 member conference venues from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Wales, Canada, Costa Rica and the U.S. For more info, visit www.iacconline.org/ 

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