International Association of Venue Managers Changes Org Structure

Citing its need to make sure the organization is meeting its mission, the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) has restructured its staff to "nimbly respond to current economic times and meet member needs," it recently announced.

IAVM President and CEO Vicki Hawarden has divided the staff into three lines of service: education; sales and business development; and operations and finance.

"The goal is an organizational structure that will ensure we have strong leaders focused on our core business: value to our members; financial stability and growth; and operational excellence," Hawarden said.

Overseeing IAVM's new lines of service will be Rodney Williams, who has been promoted from director of content and professional development to vice president of education; Roy Benear, who has been hired as vice president of sales and business development; and Steve Flamm, who will continue to oversee operations and finance as IAVM's COO/CFO.

Under the direction of these three leaders, the organization will seek to improve IAVM's educational offerings, make more content available online, grow and sustain IAVM's membership, and ensure strong administrative fundamentals in the areas of finance, information technology and human resources.

"These changes are a big step toward driving more relevancy and value to IAVM membership," Hawarden said. "We will continue to be good stewards of our members' dues and work to support new services to help them achieve and grow professionally."