Founded in 1954, The Experiential 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.

 

2018 Board of Directors
Officers

  Donna Shultz   President   Board Recruitment / International

Donna Shultz
President
Board Recruitment / International

  Dave Flory   Vice President Chapters/Roadshows

Dave Flory
Vice President
Chapters/Roadshows

  Dan Serebin   Vice President Finance/Research

Dan Serebin
Vice President
Finance/Research

  Chris Griffin   President  CREW

Chris Griffin
President
CREW

  Dan Cantor   EDPA Foundation Communications/Reporting

Dan Cantor
EDPA Foundation
Communications/Reporting

  Gwen Hill   President Emeritus Advocacy / Brand Advisory / Certification

Gwen Hill
President Emeritus
Advocacy / Brand Advisory / Certification

Designer & Producer Directors

Kevin Carty
Vice President of Sales, Classic Exhibits Inc.

Mark Crane
Owner, Acer Exhibits

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

Michael McMahon
President and CEO, Hill and Partners

Jim Obermeyer
Vice President, Hamilton Exhibits

Amy Sondrup
President, Access TCA Inc.

Dana Esposito
Elevation Exhibits

Elliot Kohn
COO/Principal, kubik inc.

Brad Falberg
President, Exhibitus

Jamie Zavoral-Brown
Business Development Director North America, Bray Leino Events

Supplier Directors

Amanda Helgemoe
President, NuVista Event Services

Tom Beard
National Sales Manager
Eco-Systems Sustainable Exhibits

Chris Lake
Director of Manufacturing Operations
beMatrix USA

Axel von Hagen
CEO & Owner, von Hagen GmbH

April Hurley
Vice President, Strategic Sales, The Expo Group

Show Services Directors

Scott Bennett
EVP, Sales & Marketing, Nth Degree

 

 


 

EDPA Staff

  Jeff Provost  Executive Director jprovost@edpa.com

Jeff Provost
Executive Director
jprovost@edpa.com

  Jamie Utz  Member Services Coordinator jutz@edpa.com

Jamie Utz
Member Services Coordinator
jutz@edpa.com

  Doug Rawady  Sales Manager drawady@edpa.com

Doug Rawady
Sales Manager
drawady@edpa.com

 

Past Presidents

2017 - Gwen Hill
2016 - Kelli Glasser
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

 Las Vegas Chapter   President: Mike Sunseri  Display Supply & Lighting, Inc .   702.505.2321   msunseri@dslgroup.com     Facebook      Linkedin

Las Vegas Chapter

President: Mike Sunseri
Display Supply & Lighting, Inc.
702.505.2321
msunseri@dslgroup.com

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

Upper Midwest Chapter

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

  Midwest (Chicago) Chapter    President: Kevin Fett  Ion Exhibits 630.967.4210 kevin.fett@ionexhibits.com    Linkedin       Twitter

Midwest (Chicago) Chapter

President: Kevin Fett
Ion Exhibits
630.967.4210
kevin.fett@ionexhibits.com

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 Northern California Chapter   President: Melinda Stewart  OnSite Exhibitor Service   707.258.8980  (Office)  415.710.9254  (Cell/Text)  melinda@exhibitorservice.com

Northern California Chapter

President: Melinda Stewart
OnSite Exhibitor Service
707.258.8980 (Office)
415.710.9254 (Cell/Text)
melinda@exhibitorservice.com

 Southeast Chapter   President: Sandra Braun  Nth Degree 404.297.5369 sbraun@nthdegree.com    Facebook       Linkedin       Instagram

Southeast Chapter

President: Sandra Braun
Nth Degree
404.297.5369
sbraun@nthdegree.com

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  Northeast Chapter    President: Stephen Ross  Access TCA, Inc.  508.234.9791  sross@accesstca.com    Facebook       Linkedin       Twitter

Northeast Chapter

President: Stephen Ross
Access TCA, Inc.
508.234.9791
sross@accesstca.com

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Each year at the EDPA ACCESS Conference,
five different awards are given to recognize amazing work in the industry. 


The Hazel Hayes Award

The Hazel Hayes 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.

  2017 Winner:  Bill Haney

2017 Winner: Bill Haney

  2017 Winner:  Jay Burkette

2017 Winner: Jay Burkette


The Ambassador Award

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


Michael R. Westcott 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.

  2017 Winner:  Brian Baker

2017 Winner: Brian Baker


EDDIE Award

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

2017 EDDIE Award Winners


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.

 

  2017 Winner:  Chapter of the Year: Midwest Chapter (Large)

2017 Winner: Chapter of the Year: Midwest Chapter (Large)

  2017 Winner:  Chapter of the Year: Southeast Chapter (Medium)

2017 Winner: Chapter of the Year: Southeast Chapter (Medium)

  2017 Winner:  Chapter of the Year: Northeast Chapter (Small)

2017 Winner: Chapter of the Year: Northeast Chapter (Small)