McLean, VA (September 9, 2019) – HCEA is pleased to announce its 2019-2020 Board of Directors and Officers. This announcement was made in Miami during HCEAConnect, the association’s annual summer conference which empowers healthcare marketers to create better face-to-face experiences at conventions and events.

The following officers were installed during HCEAConnect: President – Jeannie Wert – Siemens Healthineers, President-Elect – Sean Feehan, GWF Associates, Immediate Past President – Gregg Lapin, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Vice President – Laine Mann – Pfizer, Inc., Treasurer – Dawn Will, Regeneron, and Secretary – Anne Trompeter, LiveMarketing.
New Directors include Christine Gahler – Medtronic and Rusty Wooten – The Wooten Group.

Completing their two year term on the Board of Directors are Chip Carman – GES, Christine Dempsey – Hermes Medical Solutions, Inc., Jon Ellms- Access TCA, Sonia Fong – Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bonnie Grant- PHL Life Sciences, Brian Lotterman – Amgen, Jackie Mitchell – American College of Surgeons, Michael Seymour – 3D Exhibits, Inc., and Anna Zammataro- American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Beginning their final two year-term are Sanjay Ahuja – Freeman and Hailey Rosenstein – Crepes a Latte Catering.

Outgoing President Gregg Lapin said the transition to the new officers and board was bittersweet. “It’s been a great year for HCEA,” Lapin noted. “We’ve helped bring together exhibiting corporations, associations and industry partners to share the latest trends and best practices through two key events, HCEAConnect, our annual conference, and HCEAInnovate, an entirely new program held alongside ExhibitorLive at the beginning of the year. We also enhanced our social marketing commitment by expanding into the visual world of Instagram.”

Incoming President Jeannie Wert is excited for what the new year holds. “We know that face-to-face engagements provide special value to healthcare marketers seeking to improve outcomes for patients around the world. I’m looking forward to maintaining our trajectory and creating great value for all of our members.”

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