About the Chapter

The Southwest chapter encompasses IAEE members within California, Arizona and Nevada. 

Message from the 2020 Chair


Russ Callahan, CEMHappy 2020, it is an honor and a pleasure to serve as the Chairperson for SWIAEE this year. I am excited about the direction of the chapter and the activity of the board of directors. This year we are going to prove size does matter. We are the most geographically diverse chapter in the country. We have a very active membership and can show the rest of the country how a chapter can make a difference by engaging our organizing members and creating value for our suppliers and venues. This balance is where the board needs everyone's help. We are expanding our board's committees. The real work that happens on the board occurs in these committees, and we need the assistance of the talented membership of SWIAEE. If you are contacted, please assist. If you would like to contribute, please contact us. Collectively we believe in face to face interactions. Events are what we do. We plan to have multiple educational and social events this year and are looking forward to your participation. If there is a question, I can assist you with, please reach out rcallahan@questevents.com 


Russ Callahan, CEM
Director of National Operations
Quest Events
2020 SWIAEE Chair

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CEM Designation

CEM Designation

The Certified in Exhibition Managementâ„¢ (CEM) designation is a globally recognized designation that demonstrates the highest professional standard throughout the exhibition and event management arena.

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