June 6, 2014

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ASAE nominated Mark Vaughan, executive vice president and chief sales officer of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB), to serve on the ASAE and ASAE Foundation Boards of Directors. Vaughan will serve a three-year term beginning Sept. 1. He will be officially installed at the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 9-12 in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Mark is a well-known and respected leader in the hospitality community and it is a great honor that he has been nominated to the board of directors of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation,” said William Pate, president & CEO, ACVB. “Mark has been actively involved in ASAE for several years, including leading our charge for hosting a successful 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition.”

As a board member, Vaughan will be responsible for governing of ASAE by establishing and ensuring adherence to organizational policies under the direction of ASAE’s President and CEO. Vaughan has served ASAE for the past seven years in a variety of volunteer positions, including as leader of ACVB’s host committee for the 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, as co-chair of ASAE Five Star-Weekend and as vice chair of the ASAE Industry Partner Alliance committee. 

“Each year, the Leadership Committee selects tremendously qualified nominees from a deep applicant pool. The committee candidates worked hard to ensure there was a balance of representation. We appreciate their service in putting together a group of leaders who will advance the association profession forward as well as help increase awareness about the role associations play in our society,” said Arlene A. Pietranton, Ph.D., FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, ASAE Chairperson of the Board.

In his current role at ACVB, Vaughan oversees all programs to increase visitation to Atlanta through meetings and conventions. He is an active member in the nonprofit and hospitality communities, and currently sits on the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus, as well as the Federal Reserve Bank Advisory Council.

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the U.S. and in nearly 50 countries around the world.

Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.