Founded in 1954, The Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) is recognized internationally and serves thousands of professional members representing more than 300 corporations across 18 countries. 

Each year, the EDPA drives industry education programs and professional networking events through our regional chapters. We also bring together members and thought-leaders from around the world to ACCESS, the only industry association meeting and event of its kind. ACCESS provides a platform for prospective EDPA members and members alike to share and engage in programs and play at a professional conference unlike any other.

 
 

The mission of the EDPA is to advance the interests of members engaged in the design, production, and service of exhibits, events and experiential environments. The success and integrity of our industry will be enhanced through advocacy, communication, education and good works.

The EDPA is THE network for leaders in the customer experience industry. Its members combine marketing, design and production leadership to help organizations create effective face-to face customer experiences & environments for tradeshows, events, corporate environments, museums, retailers, education and entertainment.

 

2016 Board of Directors
Officers

Kelli Glasser President Strategy/Structure/Advocacy/ Special Projects

Kelli Glasser
President
Strategy/Structure/Advocacy/
Special Projects

Gwen Hill Vice President Membership/Certification/ Bylaws

Gwen Hill
Vice President
Membership/Certification/
Bylaws

Donna Shultz Vice President Marketing/Board Recruitment

Donna Shultz
Vice President
Marketing/Board Recruitment

Dave Flory Vice President Chapters/Roadshows

Dave Flory
Vice President
Chapters/Roadshows

Dan Serebin Vice President Finance/Research

Dan Serebin
Vice President
Finance/Research

Dan Cantor EDPA Foundation Communications/Reporting

Dan Cantor
EDPA Foundation
Communications/Reporting

Robert Campbell President Emeritus

Robert Campbell
President Emeritus

 

Designer & Producer Directors

Kevin Carty
Vice President of Sales, Classic Exhibits Inc.

Jay Burkette
Vice President, Expo Displays

Amy Sondrup
Vice President, Access TCA Inc.

Bernie Massett
Director, National I&D Services, MC2 – Nevada

Scott Walode
President & CEO, Apple Rock, New York/New Jersey
(formerly Exhibitcraft, Inc.)

Jim Obermeyer
Vice President, Hamilton Exhibits

Justin Hersh
Founder and CEO, Group Delphi

Michael McMahon
President and CEO, Hill & Partners

Axel von Hagen
CEO & Owner, von Hagen GmbH
 

Show Services Directors

Scott Bennett
EVP, Sales & Marketing, Nth Degree

Laura Marzella Fee
Vice President of Sales & Marketing, 
Eagle Management Group

Chris Griffin
President, Trade Show Supply

Chris Lake
Vice President of Special Operations
Zenith LaborNet, Inc.

 

Supplier Directors

Amanda Helgemoe
President, NuVista Event Services

Tom Beard
National Sales Manager,
Display Supply & Lighting

 

EDPA Staff

Jeff Provost Executive Director jprovost@edpa.com

Jeff Provost
Executive Director
jprovost@edpa.com

Michelle Wilson Member Services Coordinator mwilson@edpa.com

Michelle Wilson
Member Services Coordinator
mwilson@edpa.com

Doug Rawady Sales Manager drawady@edpa.com

Doug Rawady
Sales Manager
drawady@edpa.com

 

Past Presidents

2015 – Robert Campbell
2014 – Jay Burkette
2013 – Justin Hersh
2012 – Cam Stevens
2011 – Rob Cohen
2010 – John Rose
2009 – Dan Cantor
2008 – MaryBeth Gieser
2007 – Derek Gentile
2006 – John Otten
2005 – Mark Johnson
2004 – Gwen Parsons
2003 – Norm Friedrich
2002 – Mark Brauer
2001 – Dalton Jenkins
2000 – Eugene Winther
1999 – Susan Renner

1998 – Robert Laarhoven
1997 – Larry Kulchawik
1996 – Skip Speerschneider
1995 – Ron Malliet
1994 – Jay Barnwell
1993 – Doug Zegel
1992 – Bruce Deckel
1991 – Gary C. Stewart
1990 – Ingrid I. Boyd
1989 – Stephen Berman
1988 – Mark A. Nagle
1987 – Daniel Hartwig
1986 – Donald A. Stacy
1985 – M.A. “Moe” Bell
1984 – Donald A. Stacy
1983 – Donald R. Sparks
1982 – Jan M. Spieczny
 

1981 – Robert F. Lange
1980 – Thomas E. Knott, Jr
1979 – Donald L. Fairweather
1976 – Jerome J. Lawton
1977-78 – Robert Firks
1974-75 – Charles Manne
1972-73 – Robert Nagle
1970-71 – Syd Berman
1968-69 – Skip Speerschneider
1966-67 – Harold Lightman
1964-65 – Clifford McKay
1962-63 – Clarence E. Murphy
1960-61 – Harold Averick
1957-59 – Harvey Steif
1956 – Norman Hadley

Chapter Pages

Great Lakes Chapter President: Leslie Schemanske BRUMARK Total Flooring Solutions 770.874.8398 leslie.s@brumark.com  

Great Lakes Chapter

President: Leslie Schemanske
BRUMARK Total Flooring Solutions
770.874.8398
leslie.s@brumark.com
 

Las Vegas Chapter President: Rhiannon Anderson Steelhead Productions 702.405.0190 Ext. 1108 rhiannona@steelheadproductions.com Facebook Linkedin

Las Vegas Chapter

President: Rhiannon Anderson
Steelhead Productions
702.405.0190 Ext. 1108
rhiannona@steelheadproductions.com

Facebook
Linkedin

Upper Midwest Chapter President: Bonnie Higgins Bemidji State University 218.755.2950 bhiggins@bemidjistate.edu    

Upper Midwest Chapter

President: Bonnie Higgins
Bemidji State University
218.755.2950
bhiggins@bemidjistate.edu
 

 

Mid-Atlantic Chapter President: Sarah Murray Positive ID 919.740.2945 sarahm@positiveid-bt.com  

Mid-Atlantic Chapter

President: Sarah Murray
Positive ID
919.740.2945
sarahm@positiveid-bt.com
 

Northern California Chapter President: Mary Ann Furnish Pro Exhibits 408.548.4333 mafurnish@proexhibits.com  

Northern California Chapter

President: Mary Ann Furnish
Pro Exhibits
408.548.4333
mafurnish@proexhibits.com
 

Southeast Chapter President: Kati Chilton Expotechnik 678.823.0121 kati.chilton@expotechnik.com   Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Southeast Chapter

President: Kati Chilton
Expotechnik
678.823.0121
kati.chilton@expotechnik.com
 

Facebook
Linkedin
Instagram

Northeast Chapter President: Dana Esposito Elevation Exhibits and Events 678.823.0121 desposito@elevationee.com   Facebook Linkedin Twitter

Northeast Chapter

President: Dana Esposito
Elevation Exhibits and Events
678.823.0121
desposito@elevationee.com
 

Facebook
Linkedin
Twitter

Southern California Chapter President: Steve Riches Laguna Displays Inc. 800.300.9837 sriches@lagunadisplays.com   Facebook Linkedin  

Southern California Chapter

President: Steve Riches
Laguna Displays Inc.
800.300.9837
sriches@lagunadisplays.com
 

Facebook
Linkedin

 


The Hazel Hays Award

The Hazel Hays recognizes significant contributions to the knowledge and literature of the exhibit industry; the design or invention of material, equipment-process or technical services within the exhibit industry; or influenced the trade show industry.

2015 Winner: Pat Friedlander

2015 Winner: Pat Friedlander

2015 Winner: Dan Greene of Nolan Advisory

2015 Winner: Dan Greene of Nolan Advisory


The Ambassador Award

The Ambassador Award acknowledges an EDPA member who has made an outstanding contribution to our organization and the industry.


Designer of the Year

The Designer of the Year Award acknowledges a designer who works diligently to enhance the professional standards of exhibit designers, contributes their talents, creativity and personal time to bring innovation to exhibit design.

2015 Winner: Tony Erpelding of Group Delphi

2015 Winner: Tony Erpelding of Group Delphi


EDDIE Award

The EDDIE Award recognizes how well the exhibit builder and industry supplier promotes their company to exhibitors and others in the industry.

2015 Winners: EDDIE Award; Hill & Partners (Printed Matter), Deckel & Moneypenny (Tradeshow Small), Derse (Large Tradeshow) and ASTOUND (Online Program)

2015 Winners: EDDIE Award;
Hill & Partners (Printed Matter),
Deckel & Moneypenny (Tradeshow Small),

Derse (Large Tradeshow)
and ASTOUND (Online Program)


Chapter of the Year

The Chapter of the Year Award acknowledges a chapter for their diligence and hard work in promoting EDPA, and its innovative ways in forging ahead as a chapter.

 

2015 Winner: Chapter of the Year: Midwest Chapter (Large)

2015 Winner: Chapter of the Year: Midwest Chapter (Large)

2015 Winner: Chapter of the Year: Las Vegas Chapter (Small/Medium)

2015 Winner: Chapter of the Year: Las Vegas Chapter (Small/Medium)

We're now accepting applicants for the 2016 EDPA Awards - fill out the form below to enter!