SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management company, announced the promotion of David Weil to vice president, Event Services. Weil will continue to work out of the company’s Chicago office, reporting to Lise Puckorius, senior vice president, Event Services.
In his new role, Weil leads SmithBucklin’s tradeshow management service. He has more than 20 years of experience in tradeshow management, tradeshow operations, special event planning, and conference logistics. Weil currently serves as the Event Services team lead for the International Carwash Association and the Association of International Photography Art Dealers. He also serves as the client relationship supervisor for many SmithBucklin outsourcing services clients;, including the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, the Bank Administration Institute, Feeding America and the Assisted Living Federation of America.
“Dave has been instrumental in building our tradeshow management expertise and, as a result, has had a direct impact on the success of countless shows we manage for our client organizations,” Puckorius said. “Dave continually brings new and innovative opportunities to our clients and they look to him as a trusted advisor to re-tool their tradeshows to meet the ever-changing dynamics of the event tradeshow market.”
Weil joined SmithBucklin in April 1992 as a convention and tradeshow coordinator. Previously, he served as a national account executive for United Exposition, which is now a part of GES Exposition Services.
Weil holds a Bachelor of Arts in marketing from Indiana University and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), designated by ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership. He is currently a board member of the International Association of Exhibition and Events, he has served on the advisory board for the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. In addition, Weil is an active member of the Professional Convention Management Association and Society of Independent Show Organizers.