IAVM is actively monitoring the impact of recent Ebola incidents. At the direction of Chair Kim Bedier, CFE—and through collaboration with the Academy for Venue Safety & Security (AVSS) and our Industry Affairs Council (IAC)—a task force has been formed to work on relevant communications to the IAVM community. We would like to encourage members to join the current discussion in VenueNet, and to look for more information in the very near future.
The Industry Affairs Council was formed by IAVM to provide insight, recommend answers on positions, and proactively pursue industry representation of legislative issues and positions of advocacy.
Serving on the IAC Ebola task force:
Ryan Thorpe, director of facility operations, McCormick Place/SMG, vice chair of the IAVM Industry Affairs Council
Fred Peterson, director of facilities operations, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, chair of the IAVM Industry Affairs Council
Russell Read, CFE, vice president of operations, AT&T Performing Arts Center, ETCP representative on the IAVM Industry Affairs Council
Paul Turner, CFE, CSSP, director of event operations & security, AT&T Stadium, chair of the IAVM stadiums sector, member of the AVSS Faculty
Bill Powell, vice president of event marketing and sales, FELD Entertainment
Jeff Davis, general manager, College Park Center – UT Arlington
Mark Herrera, director of education, IAVM