IACC elects new board members
The International Association of Conference Centers-Americas elected new directors to its board. Patti Culwell, director of sales, conference services and catering operations at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa in Montgomery, Texas, and Lauren Kean, conference center sales manager at the Executive Conference and Training Center at Dulles in Dulles, Va., began two-year terms Jan. 1. Kean served as vice chair of the IACC Customer Event for the 2011 Annual Conference and is co-chair of the Customer Event for the 2012 Annual Conference. Daniel Techman, director of sales and marketing at Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center Chicago-Downers Grove, was re-elected to the board of directors. He has been active on IACC committees, including several sub-committees of the Annual Conference Planning Committee, Member2Member and Leadership Development. David Haas, regional sales and product manager at Northern Illinois University, NIU Conference Centers is the Board Associate, a non-voting, 15-month advisory role, through which Haas identifies emerging trends and advises the Board from a Millennial perspective. He also heads the Emerging Trends Committee and is active in Sustainability and Leadership Development.