The IAVM Foundation is proud to announce the Joseph A. Floreano Scholarship + Internship Program recipients for the 2015 International Convention Center Conference (ICCC), recognizing five, deserving individuals who demonstrate leadership, character, community involvement, and the potential to be future leaders in the venue management industry. The Foundation also offers scholarships + internships to a variety of other IAVM conferences and schools, click here to learn more and to apply. Thanks to the support of committed donors, together we are Building Amazing Futures. Click here to learn more about the Foundation’s annual campaign.
Favorite team? The Washington Capitals.
Your favorite sports or entertainment memory? As a spectator, it would be Sergei Fedorov’s 2009 Game Seven winner against the Rangers. The closest thing to being able to actually “taste” energy/excitement.
If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? A bulldog without a second thought. The wrinklier and fatter the better. There’s a certain calm-cool-and-collected air about bulldogs that you just can’t beat.
If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? Professor X would work for me…would make labor negotiations a breeze!
“What is your ultimate dream job in the industry? General manager of a convention center or performing arts center.
Favorite quote? “Nobody in life gets exactly what they tought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. –Conan O’Brien.
@Twitter handle: @mcampbell930
Favorite musician/band? Eric Church.
If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? Superman, because I like saving the day.
What is your ultimate dream job in the industry? I would like to be the executive director of a large convention center.
Favorite quote? You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” –Maya Angelou
Favorite childhood snack? Moon pie.
Favorite bands? Coldplay and Café Tacuba.
Your favorite sports or entertainment memory? Definitely going to see Coldplay’s concert in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2011. I’ve been a fan since they started playing, but unfortunately they’ve never performed in Puerto Rico.
What is your ultimate dream job in the industry? My dream job in the industry is to be the general manager of a venue in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Latin America.
Favorite quote? “Do things with passion or not at all.”
Do you have previous experiences with IAVM? No, this will be the first time that I’ll be involved with IAVM.
@Twitter handle: @MaCo7
Your favorite sports or entertainment memory? Probably going to the Shakespeare Tavern in Atlanta when I was 12. Macbeth was the first professional performance I ever saw, and I remember being in awe at how the troupe was able to completely capture my imagination.
If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? If I had my choice of superpower, I think I would have to go with the mental powers of X-Men’s Professor X. I think mind reading and mind control would be a very practical power…but then again, flying would be pretty cool, too.
What is your ultimate dream job in the industry? I would love to work in some way with touring Broadway groups.
Favorite quote? “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Do you have previous experience with IAVM? Other than receiving the emails and newsletters, I’ve had no real previous experience with IAVM.
Favorite team? The Chicago Blackhawks.
Your favorite sports or entertainment memory? One of my favorite memories is going to Pollstar Live as a student volunteer in 2014. It was my first experience at an industry conference, and it was so great I came back for a second year and continue to do internships at conferences.
Favorite quote? “When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.”
Do you have previous experience working with IAVM? I was a student intern at VenueConnect 2015 working with event support while helping with the Foundation’s silent auction and raffle. I had an amazing experience and met great professionals who wanted to give back to students and young professionals through their advice and support.
@Twitter handle: @irinatuluca