HOUSTON, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Twelve individuals earned the Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) designation from the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM) at the 2010 VenueConnect in Houston, Tex.
Prior to certification, applicants are rated on their experience and accomplishments in public assembly venue management and must successfully complete a comprehensive written examination which tests general knowledge of the public assembly venue management profession.
IAAM Chairman, John Siehl, CFE, said, “Since 1976 this prestigious program has served as a distinction for those in facility management. I would like to offer my congratulations to each of these individuals. There is no doubt that their hard work and leadership are to be admired within the industry.”
The list of the new CFEs
David L. Bobo, CFE: General Manager, Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, Wash.
Doug Booher, CFE: Director, Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, Ind.
Paul E. Davis, CFE: Vice President of Entertainment, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.
Matthew Edward Gibson, CFE: Assistant General Manager, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Wash.
G. Todd Hunt, CFE: Director, BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo, Miss.
Lori Leyba-Kramer, CFE: Assistant Executive Director, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Portland.
Will Lofdahl, CFE: Assistant General Manager, Georgia Dome, Atlanta.
Gregg McManners, CFE: Director of Operations, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, Wis.
Patricia McNamara, CFE: General Manager, AEG Ogden – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Brian Morris, CFE: CEO, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, Melbourne, Australia
David P. Touhey, CFE: Vice President, Booking & Entertainment, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Randall H. Vogel, CFE: Director-Theaters and Operations, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Ariz.
-CelebrityAccess Staff Writers