Convention Industry Council retained SmithBucklin for full service management. CEO Karen Kotowski will join SmithBucklin while remaining in her role as CEO of CIC during and after CIC’s move to SmithBucklin’s DC office at 2025 M St., N.W. in April.
American Therapeutic Recreation Association hired Drohan Management Group for full service management.
Idaho Bankers Association - La Dawn Anderst to EVP, effective March 1. Anderst was CEO for the Idaho Realtors. She has 26 years of experience in association management and leadership.
Illinois Technology Association - Julia Kanouse to CEO. Kanouse was at the National Restaurant Association. Current CEO Fred Hoch will become executive chairman
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has expressed interest in his state hosting the Outdoor Industry Assocation’s trade show. In his letter, Bullock touted Montana’s public lands. OIA decided to seek a new venue after Utah attempted to transfer public lands to state lands. OIA has been meeting in Utah for 20 years.
Conservative radio host Dana Loesch will serve as a major national spokesperson for the National Rifle Association. NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre named Loesch as a Special Assistant to his office for Public Communication, with direct attributable authority on NRA matters.