IAAM To Honor Ross At Conference

HOUSTON, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM) Board of Directors has selected David B. Ross, CFE to be the recipient of the Charles A. McElravy Award. Ross will be honored at the IAAM Annual Conference & Trade Show in Houston, TX on July 26, 2010.

The McElravy Award was dates back to the dark days of 1963 and is granted at the discretion of IAAM's board for extraordinary contributions to the Association and the profession of public assembly facility management.

“As the chair of the History & Awards Recognition Committee, I have had the opportunity to read the accomplishments and contributions that past recipients of this award have made to IAAM. To be included in their company is a tremendous honor that fills me with great pride.” said David B. Ross, CFE.

“David’s continued service to IAAM throughout these many years has been exemplary. His commitment to IAAM’s safety and security initiatives, his work on the Global expansion of our association, and his passion for the preservation of our History has and will continue to leave an indelible mark on IAAM and this industry of public venues. David epitomizes the valued characteristics of honor, honesty, commitment and high moral standards that are the basic foundation for which this award was created. We are honored to bestow him this award.” said, IAAM Chairman Shura Lindgren-Garnett, CFE.

Mr. Ross has been a member of the association since 1985. Some of his accomplishments include President of IAAM 2005-2006, service on the Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large for Universities, the Board of Regents, Board of Trustees, Board of Governors, Bylaws Committee, Nominating Committee, International Steering Committee and is currently the chair of the History & Awards Recognition Committee. Ross also successfully negotiated the affiliation agreement between IAAM and the Venue Management Association expanding our global membership within Australasia.

IAAM President & CEO, Dexter King, CFE said, “David is the ideal candidate to receive this award. He is an individual that is a proponent for the industry and continues to be involved through committee leadership and support of IAAM’s rich history.” – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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