Adjunct Faculty, Richland College
One of approximately 500 individuals worldwide who hold the CEM designation (certified in exhibition management), Christine Fletcher founded Encore Event Management after 15 years of professional experience in domestic and international exhibits at Nortel, Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola. Among her successfully launched consumer expos in various U.S. markets are America's Baby Expo, College Expo, New You Expo and Adventure Sports Expo.
She has served as chairman of the board of directors for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and was a contributing author for the third edition of the textbook "Art of the Show," used at more than 20 colleges and universities. She also instructs industry professionals on crisis prevention and management, project management and event operations for IAEE and its CEM (Certified Exhibition Management) program. As a third-party consultant who manages association shows, she was nominated Show Manager of the Year by the Expo Group in 2006 and 2008 and has been twice recognized by Expo Magazine as a leader in the industry.