Press Releases

Innovation and Inclusion: 360 Live Media Executive Honored with PCMA Groundbreaker Award for Redefining Event Experiences   

April 12, 2024

Beth Surmont, FASAE, CMP Fellow, CAE, Vice President of Business Event Strategy and Design at Smithbucklin company 360 Live Media, has been named the recipient of the 2024 Groundbreaker Award. The award is presented annually by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Foundation to honor industry trailblazers who represent diverse sectors of the business events community, recognizing those who have made a significant contribution to their organizations and programs that advance inclusion and equity.  

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Smithbucklin Names Karen Saverino as Chief Marketing Officer    

Dec. 13, 2023

Smithbucklin named Karen Saverino as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). She will oversee corporate marketing, business development, and internal communication teams, driving the formulation and execution of brand and marketing strategies to foster growth. Additionally, she joins Smithbucklin’s corporate management team and is based in Washington, D.C. 

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Smithbucklin Event Sales Professional Selected as Emerging Leader by Professional Convention Management Association  

Dec. 4, 2023

Smithbucklin is pleased to announce Lindsay Krehbiel, an event sales coordinator on Smithbucklin’s Sales Services team, was selected by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) as a member of the 2024 class of the annual “20 in Their Twenties” program.

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Smithbucklin Welcomes New Association to Professional Societies and Communities Network

Nov. 28, 2023

Smithbucklin announced today they were selected by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) to serve as the organization’s first association management partner. The nationwide professional association promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.

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Smithbucklin Event Manager Receives Young Professional of the Year Award

Nov. 7, 2023

Smithbucklin is delighted to announce Lauren Miller, CMP, CEM, was named the 2023 Young Professional of the Year by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world. This award recognizes excellent professional performance by IAEE members 35 years of age or younger who have committed their time to advancing the standing of young professionals in the event and exhibition industry.

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Smithbucklin Executives Recognized as Association Forum’s Forty Under 40 Honorees

Oct. 17, 2023

Smithbucklin is pleased to announce two association executives were named as 2023 Forty Under 40 honorees by the Association Forum. This honor represents the nation’s top 40 young leaders in the association and nonprofit community who have demonstrated remarkable contributions to their organizations and the association industry as a whole.

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Smithbucklin Expands Healthcare and Nursing Professionals Networks with Four New Associations

Aug. 7, 2023

Smithbucklin announced today they were chosen by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN), the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB), AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management, and the AHRA Education Foundation as the new association management partner for all four distinct healthcare organizations. 

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Smithbucklin Announces New Organization Structure and Leadership Role Focused on Association Growth

Jan. 10, 2023

Today Smithbucklin, a leader in helping associations achieve growth, announced the creation of a new network-based organizational structure and leadership role designed to serve the dynamic and emerging needs of the association marketplace.

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Smithbucklin and 360 Live Media selected by NPE: The Plastics Show for exhibitor acquisition and servicing, attendee marketing, and media planning

Aug. 18, 2022

Smithbucklin and 360 Live Media announced today they were chosen by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) as a partner to help grow and evolve NPE: The Plastics Show. As the flagship global event for the plastics industry, this seven-year partnership will build upon its storied success and reputation.

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Smithbucklin Association Executives Named 2022 ASAE Class of Fellows

April 28, 2022

Smithbucklin and 360 Live Media, a Smithbucklin-owned company, are pleased to announce two association executives have been named 2022 Class of Fellows by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Denise Roosendaal, FASAE, CAE, a Smithbucklin executive director that serves the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.), and Beth Surmont, CMP, FASAE, CAE, vice president of event strategy & design at 360 Live Media, join over 300 association industry leaders who have received this designation. 

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Three Associations Select Smithbucklin to Enable Growth

March 29, 2022

Smithbucklin is pleased to welcome three new organizations to its association management portfolio: National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Railway Supply Institute (RSI), and Society of Vascular & Interventional Neurology (SVIN). Smithbucklin was chosen by each of these organizations because of the breadth and depth of experience in providing quality service, enhancing the volunteer experience, and providing the leadership and strategy needed for growth and success.

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Smithbucklin Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Robin Rone, Named 2022 Woman of Influence Recipient

Feb. 14, 2022

Smithbucklin is pleased to announce Robin Rone, head of diversity, equity, and inclusion, is the recipient of the 2022 Woman of Influence award, presented by Association Forum. The Association Forum Woman of Influence award honors trailblazers in the association industry who have demonstrated a proven track record of innovation, impact, coaching, mentoring, and service to others. Rone was chosen from a select group of talented women in recognition for her efforts to cultivate diverse and inclusive workplaces for Smithbucklin and the associations, societies, and communities it serves.

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Smithbucklin Announces Executive Changes

Transitions Deepen Smithbucklin’s Commitment to Meet the Evolving Needs of Associations 

Dec. 15, 2021

Smithbucklin announced today changes to its company’s executive leadership team. Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Don Neal, founder and CEO of 360 Live Media, the experience design, marketing and event-focused agency acquired by Smithbucklin in 2018, will assume the newly created role of chief strategy officer, Smithbucklin. In this role, Neal will focus on growth strategies for Smithbucklin, its association clients, and enterprise thought leadership. Also effective Jan. 1, 2022, Jack Macleod, current chief growth officer of 360 Live Media, a role he has held since 2019, will assume the role of president, 360 Live Media, succeeding Neal. 

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