Committees

Committees

Advocacy Committee

Committee Chair

Neil McMullin – Advocacy Committee Chair
Fern

Award Committee

Committee Co-Chairs

Dianna Warren Gonzalez – Co-Chair
Agile Trade Show Furnishings, An Afr Company

Chris Casconi – Co-Chair
Willwork

Educational Committee

Committee Chair

Bob Ryley – GES

Finance Committee

Committee Members

Taylor Vriens – Chair
Modern Expo & Events

Sheila LeMaster
GES

Rich Stone
ExpoCad

Nominating Committee

Committee Members

Chris Schimek – Chair
Freeman

Labor & Management Council

Committee Co-Chairs

Joanne M Sanders – Co-Chair
IATSE

Guy Langlais – Co-Chair
GES

Representatives from the Trades

U.B.C Carpenters
Kevin McLaughlin – Primary
Bob Tarby – Alternate

I.U.P.A.T. Decorators
Steve Bigalow – Primary
J.C Garcia – Alternate

I.B.E.W. Electricians
David Jones – Primary
Brian Baker– Alternate

I.A.T.S.E. Stagehands
Don Gandolini – Primary
JoAnn Sanders – Alternate

I.B.T. Teamsters
James Harmer – Primary
Tommy Blitsch – Alternate

Representatives from Management

CORT Furniture
Debbie Rorabaugh – Primary

Fern Expositions & Events
Michael Cox – Primary
Neil McMullin – Alternate

Freeman
Dennis Sullivan – Primary
Cory Clayton – Alternate

Global Experience Specialists
Guy Langlais – Primary
Pete Carroll – Alternate

MC2
Bernie Massett

Membership Communications Committee

Committee Statement
The ESCA Membership Committee is your liaison and sounding board at ESCA. We are committed to your continued participation by understanding your expectations and assuring that you find value in all that ESCA has to offer. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, suggestions or requests.
Committee Members

Esther Wiliams – Chair
Midas Event Supply, ew@midaseventsupply.com, 909-390-5744

Andy Minton
AEX Convention Services, andy@aexservices.com, 609-272-1600

Mike Morrison
WS Displays, mike@wsdisplay.com, 760-309-1631

Lauren Chung
Agile Trade Show Furnishings, An Afr Company

Ben Cramer
GES

Scholarship Program Committee

Committee Members

Steve Basch – Chair
Shepard Exposition Services

Debbie Rorobough
CORT Trade Show and Event Furnishings

Mark Staples
American Exposition Services

Venue Council

Committee Members

Brett Mitchell – Co-Chair
Overland Park Convention Center

Cory Clayton – Co-Chair
Freeman

Neil McMullin – Board Liaison
Fern

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Committee Statement
The ESCA Diversity and Inclusion Committee seeks to honor the individual differences that make up ESCA’s membership and the customers of the exhibition, meeting and special events industries. We attribute the association’s success to the wealth of diversity and available representation of all demographics, including both personal and professional backgrounds. We strive to foster a community of authentic inclusivity and respect so that we may successfully serve all members and customers truly and equally. Our mission is to create a community that recognizes, respects and values each of our members regardless of anyone’s particular demographic. ESCA is committed to providing an environment where all members and customers of the exhibition, meeting and special events industries feel comfortable interacting, learning and conducting business with one another. Although we all have a lot in common within this industry, it’s important to understand that our individuality and distinctness from one another is something we must embrace as a community. As ESCA members, we all must work towards playing a role in promoting this this type of inclusion.
Committee Members

Sheila LeMaster – Co-Chair
GES

Damon Ross- Co-Chair
CORT Trade Show and Event Furnishings

Ben Cramer
GES

Jenna Mazzurco
Freeman

Lillian Shen
CORT Trade Show and Event Furnishings

Summer Educational Conference Committees

Program Committee

Cory Clayton – Co-Chair
Freeman

Neil McMullin – Co-Chair Fern

Damon Ross
CORT Trade Show and Event Furnishings

Taylor Vriens
Modern Expo & Events


Fishing Tournament

Norm Friedrich
Octanorm USA


Golf Tournament

Pat Putzer
Emerald Carpet

Guy Langlais
GES


Silent Auction

Mark Staples – Chair
American Exposition Services

Dianna Warren Gonzalez
Agile Trade Show Furnishings, An Afr Company

Anthony Montanaro
Vista