stroup_135x135 Barbara Stroup

B­arbara Stroup started her career in the industry with Andrews-Bartlett, the most creative General Service Contractor in the USA.  After the birth of her daughter she joined the Association of Energy Engineers as the Executive Administrator, developing and conducting chapter building, developing relationships and sponsorships with major utilities through the five major energy tradeshow owned and managed by AEE.  Barbara organized and managed energy management and environmental certification training around the world with emphasis on Eastern Europe, NIS, CIS and Middle East.

Barbara joined VNU as the Group Operations Director in 2004 and was promoted to the title of Vice President, Operations for Nielsen Business Media (formally VNU). Barbara obtained her white belt in Six Sigma to ensure effective business practices and efficient, front cost analysis.  Barbara managed a staff of over 20 operations professionals that managed over 50 events a year in twelve industry sectors.

Barbara most recently held the position of Vice President of Business Development for Bodden Partners.  Barbara’s responsibilities were to oversee and manage the day to day responsibilities of the Association and Consumer Show Management division for Bodden as well as serving as the Show Director for the National Education Association.

Barbara is an active part of the Tradeshow community and has served as Past Chair of the IAEE, EXPO EXPO advisory Board, Immediate Past Chair of IAEE Southeast Chapter, Member of IAEE Best Practices Council, served on boards for Atlanta Client Advisory Board, Las Vegas Redesign Group, Orlando Client Advisory Board, CDS Client Advisory Board, Hilton Customer Advisory Board, Ambassadors Client Advisory Board, City of New Orleans Client Advisory Board.

Barbara is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of the SE Chapter of PCMA and is an active member of the Tradeshow and Exhibits Task force for PCMA and the IAEE Best Practices Task Force.

Vice President, Conference & Operations
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