IAEE New England

IAEE New England Board of Directors 2017

The IAEE New England Chapter Board of Directors consists of a diverse, balanced group of leaders, with various skills and experience in the New England events industry. Serving as a part of the New England Chapter Board each member keeps the IAEE Mission in mind:

“IAEE promotes the unique value of exhibitions and other events that bring buyers and sellers together such as road shows, conferences with an exhibition component, and proprietary corporate exhibitions. IAEE is the principle resource for those who plan, produce and service the industry.”


Peter Abraham

CHAIR

PETER B. ABRAHAM, CEM

Senior Business Development Manager, Freeman

Peter Abraham was born and raised in Plymouth, Massachusetts before a career in competitive ice dancing took him to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After hanging up his skates to pursue his professional career, Peter lived in Houston, Texas for six years, followed by a stint in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia before returning to the Boston area to plant his roots. He has been in the industry for approximately 17 years in a myriad of different capacities, including customer service, marketing, project management, registration, housing, lead retrieval and sales. Peter is currently a Business Development Manager for Freeman, focusing on sales and client relations. He was a recipient of both the Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 Award, and the Stars 40 Under 40 Award, and previously served as Vice President of the South Shore Young Professionals. Peter is also a graduate of IAEE’s Krakoff Leadership Institute, and recently received his CEM.

w 508-894-5000  |  c 508-776-4551  |  peter.abraham@freemanco.com

 

Samantha A. Krich

VICE CHAIR

SAMANTHA A. KRICH

Manager, Corporate Meetings Biogen

Samantha Krich, MBA is a Manager of Corporate Meetings & Congresses for Biogen. Prior to Biogen Sam was with Pri-Med, a live events medical education company, for 10 years where she managed the operations, meetings and client services team. Sam lives in Southie, but her roots will always be in New Jersey. Sam has been an active member of IAEE England for the past five + years in which she has also been a board member. In her spare time she loves spending her time on the Cape and travelling to Nashville.

w 781-464-5286 |  sam.krich@biogen.com

 

Karen Pogatch

SECRETARY/TREASURER

KAREN POGATCH, CEM

National Sales Manager, Freeman

Karen Pogatch, CEM, is a National Sales Manger with Freeman. Prior to Freeman Karen was with Champion Exposition Services going on 13 years. Karen has always been an active member of IAEE but over the last several years became more involved in the New England Chapter. In her free time, you can find Karen shooting pictures and experimenting with her passion for photography.

w 508-894-5000  |  f 508-923-1441
karen.pogatch@freemanco.com

 

Amy Jordan

Director of Member Relations

AMY JORDAN

Operations Coordinator
Diversified Communications

w 207-842-5584 
ajordan@divcom.com

Nate Knight

Director of Marketing & Communications

NATE KNIGHT

Marketing Communications
Convention Data Services

w 508-743-0149 
nknight@cdsreg.com

 

Joann Leonard

Director of Events

JOANN LEONARD

VP of Operations
Diversified Communications

w 207-842-5576  |  f 207 842-5505
jleonard@divcom.com

Joseph M. Macrina

Director of Events

JOSEPH M. MACRINA

VP Event Services
EAX Worldwide

w 619-668-1560  |  f 619-668-9078
jmacrina@eaxww.com

 

Charlene Soucy

Director of Young Professionals

CHARLENE SOUCY

Marketing Director
Questex LLC

w 617-219-8372 
csoucy@questex.com

 

If you have any questions regarding the IAEE New England Chapter feel free to contact Peter Abraham, IAEE NE Chair, at peter.abraham@freemanco.com or any of the Directors!

 

 

 

 

   
 
 

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