Representing public assembly venues from around the globe, IAVM Professional members include managers and senior executives from auditoriums, arenas, convention centers, exhibit halls, stadiums, performing arts centers, university complexes, and amphitheaters. Member venues represent huge expenditures of public and private funds. They attract millions of patrons to an astonishing variety of events from football to basketball, from baseball to hockey, from rock concerts to conventions, conferences, ballets...the list is almost endless.
IAVM also counts approximately 500 Allied companies among its members. These companies provide products and services used by managers. Through their IAVM membership, these Allied members are able to present their products to this vast market.
IAVM membership has risen sharply in the past twenty years. This increase in Association membership has paralleled a growing need for information, services and programs. To serve these interests and needs, the Association relies on the voluntary efforts of many management and board committees, and task forces to assist its staff and Board of Directors. As an adjunct to strong programs administered by the IAVM Headquarters, our Regions provide a support structure and information network for members in each Region.
The Board of Directors represents, leads, and serves the organization's members and holds itself accountable to them by committing to act in members' best interests and by ensuring that all Board and organizational action is consistent with law and the Board's policies.
The Board and its directors are committed to effectively govern the organization, testing all of its decisions, maintaining director relationships with each other, evaluating the CEO, training new directors, and serving the Association’s members