Twelve New CFEs

The IAAM has announced 12 individuals have obtained Certified Facilities Executive designation.

IAAM Chairman John Siehl, CFE, announced the designations at the VenueConnect in Houston Aug. 3. “Since 1976, this prestigious program has served as a distinction for those in venue management,” Siehl said. “I would like to offer my congratulations to each of these individuals. There is no doubt that their hard work and leadership are to be admired within the industry.”

The new designees are:

David L. Bobo, CFE: General Manager, Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, Tacoma, Wash.

Doug Booher, CFE: Director, Indiana University Auditorium, Bloomington, Ind.

Paul E. Davis, CFE: Vice President of Entertainment, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nev.

Matthew Edward Gibson, CFE: Assistant General Manager, Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, Spokane, Wash.

G. Todd Hunt, CFE: Director, BancorpSouth Arena, Tupelo, Miss.

Lori Leyba-Kramer, CFE: Assistant Executive Director, Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Portland.

Will Lofdahl, CFE: Assistant General Manager, Georgia Dome, Atlanta.

Gregg McManners, CFE: Director of Operations, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, Wis.

Patricia McNamara, CFE: General Manager, AEG Ogden – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia

Brian Morris, CFE: CEO, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, Melbourne, Australia

David P. Touhey, CFE: Vice President, Booking & Entertainment, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

Randall H. Vogel, CFE: Director-Theaters and Operations, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Ariz.

The CFE designation indicates demonstrated skill in in leadership, activity in community affairs and expertise in management or public assembly facilities.