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Venue Exec Bob Scanlin Dies

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Bob Scanlin, CFE, director of the Georgia Mountains Center, died on July 27 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 54.

Scanlin became a member of IAAM in 1986 and earned his CFE (certified facility executive) designation in 1995. He was very active in IAAM and served as a great leader within District V, holding positions of District V treasurer, secretary, assistant district vice president and district vice president on the board of Directors. Bob was also involved in the IAAM Foundation and recently served on the Board of Trustees. He had to cut short his term due to aggressive treatment of his cancer.

Scanlin was also a member of the American Society of Association Executives; Georgia Society of Association Executives; and the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association. He served as chairman of the Government Division of the United Way Board of Directors, chairman of the Gainesville Civic Center Restoration Advisory Committee, trustee of the Lanier Technical Institute Foundation, deacon of First Baptist Church, and was a Little League coach. — By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen.