"Focus on making a contribution rather than on making a career."

-Brian Stovall, Allen Event Center

"The view is always better from the high road."

-Paul Turner, CFE, AT&T Stadium

"Fancy carpet and trendy art do not bring customers back ... a great experience does!"

-Bryan Chatterton, Sacramento Convention Center

"Another day in paradise."

-Allen Johnson, Orlando Venues

Enhanced patron experiences + loyal partners + enthusiastic employees = Stronger Business”

-Steve Hevern, Sydney Entertainment Centre

“The show is not confirmed until the artist goes on stage and stays.”

-Michael Marion, CFE, Verizon Arena

“It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit.”

-Eric D. Hart, CFE, Tampa Sports Authority

“What you allow is what will continue.”

-Stephanie Curran, Spokane Convention Center and INB Performing Arts Center

“Never try to teach a pig to fly.  You’re wasting your time and you’re annoying the pig.”

-John Rhamstine, CFE, Seven Venues

“High-performance teams succeed through leadership, communication and balance of purpose.”

-Mark Gnatovic, SearchWide

“Our Benchmark is to provide Excellent Quality and Service by retention of staff.”

-Joe Floreano, CFE, Rochester Riverside Convention Center

“The customer experience is at the heart of everything we do.”

-Brian Morris, CFE, Melbourne & Olympic Parks

“Success is not permanent and failure is not fatal so get the hell out there and just TRY!”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Atlantic City Convention Center

“You are who you surround yourself with…hire wisely.”

-Karen Totaro, CFE, Atlantic City Convention Center

“You can do anything as long as you have the right people, a great plan and the right equipment.”

-Paul Cramer, CFE, Classic Center

You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

-Kim Bedier, CFE (via Dr. Seuss), City of Tacoma Public Assembly Facilities

“When faced with a choice, do what would make your mother proud.”

-Kevin Mattingly, Phoenix Convention Center & Venues

Region 5 Officers

Region Director

Todd Hunt, CFE
Executive Director, BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center

Assistant Director

Courtney Dyer, CFE
General Manager, Virginia Beach Convention Center

Treasurer

Brandi Quick, CFE
Executive Director, Huntsville-Madison County Marina & Port Authority

Secretary

Erik Waldman, CFE
Senior Director of Client & Guest Services, Georgia World Congress Center

Allied Rep

Andrew Rice

Committee Chairs

Membership, Website, Newsletter

Alexis Berggren

Scholarship

Karen Ehlinger

Nominating, CFE Certification

Carol Moore, CFE

Chapter Planning

Robert Rose, CFE

Audit

Tim Riddle, CFE

State Representatives/Chairs 

Alabama

Craig Maples

Florida

Robert Rose, CFE

Georgia

Carol Moore, CFE

Louisiana

Marco Perez

Mississippi

Donna Gray

North Carolina

Bob Klaus

South Carolina

Mack Stone

Tennessee

Eric Granger

Virginia

Mike Meyers, CFE

 

Region 5 includes the entire states of Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana. Central and South America.

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