IACC Appoints Gen Y Board Member

Following a comprehensive process through which member properties in the United States and Canada could nominate "exceptional staff members under the age of 30," the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) has appointed a sixth board associate to its board of directors to represent the interests of Generations X and Y, it announced this week.

The new board associate, Sarah Vining of Bethesda, Md., currently serves as marketing manager at The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va., where she manages the property's media relations, advertising and social media activities. Previously, Vining served as co-chair of the IACC Emerging Trends Committee, which according to IACC "represents the perspective of the incoming generation on issues that may have an impact on IACC and/or the conference centers industry, such as sustainability and corporate social responsibility."

At age 24, Vining is IACC's youngest-ever board associate, serving an 18-month term that expires in 2013.

"We were thrilled with the quality of applications we received this year, and Sarah Vining really stood out as someone with passion and vision who could build on the great work of those who have held this coveted position before her," said IACC Americas President Peter J. Stockmann.