Holiday Showcase Program Advisory Group

Holiday Showcase Program Advisory Group

In addition to being a very successful trade show, Holiday Showcase provides outstanding educational content in a variety of topic areas for both association professionals and suppliers.

The Advisory Group:

  • Reviews and scores the Holiday Showcase speaker proposals submitted through the IMS system.
  • Helps to select the best submissions that will ensure a positive learning and networking experience for attendees and exhibitors who participate in education at Holiday Showcase.
  • Helps to identify additional speakers if there is a void in the diversity or quality of topic submissions
  • Attends Holiday Showcase and volunteers’ onsite as a session moderator.
  • Sends direct communication (as needed) to potential attendees/speakers to market the opening of our Call for Proposals or to register to attend Holiday Showcase.

The Advisory Group Is Recommended for Members Who Are: 

  • Innovative association executives and supplier partners who have a broad understanding of their colleagues’ educational needs.
  • Previous Holiday Showcase attendees and are willing to offer honest feedback and solutions to improve future education sessions and the overall presence of Holiday Showcase.
  • Willing to volunteer at Holiday Showcase as needed.

Time Commitment:

  • In-person kick-off meeting held in the spring of the year immediately following the previous year’s Holiday Showcase. (approximately 1 to 1.5 hours)
  • In-person meeting debrief that is typically held in early January immediately following the previous year’s Holiday Showcase. (approximately 1 to 1.5 hours)In-person speaker selection meeting.
  • Review speaker submissions for inclusion into the Holiday Showcase program (approximately 3 hours).
  • Monthly conference calls (approximately .5 to 1 hour).
  • Attends the Holiday Showcase morning education sessions (half-day or full/day). 


Ms. Nora Zei, MBA, CAE 

Norma Castrejon, MA


Mrs. JoAnna M. Leon
Genevieve Hones
Jim Pearson
Mr. Philip M. Puckorius
Allison Read
Ms. Karen A. Pornoy
Ms. Kimberly Redd
Ms. Paige McLeod
Kathy Lovato, CMP
Erin Tobin
Erin Ciavarella
Jennifer Gibson
Josie Hernandez

Board Liaison

Ralph Gaillard, M.Ed.

Staff Contact
 Mike Vega, CAE​​