Adjunct Faculty, Richland College 

Cathy Breden received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Florida State University in Tallahassee. She began working at the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) in 1995 and serves as the executive vice president and chief executive officer. She was also appointed chief executive officer for the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) in January 2017. 

Ms. Breden began teaching as adjunct faculty at Richland College in 2016. She is a frequent presenter at industry events, speaking on trends in the exhibitions industry. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). Ms. Breden was recognized with the Excellence Award by the Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives in 1995 and with the IAEE Chairperson's Award in 2015. She has served as chairperson of the CMP Commission and serves on the Events Industry Council's Board of Directors. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Texas Society of Association Executives.