Trenton Becker,            
Jessica Beckmann, CVP     
Scott Carey,              
Philip Costa, CVP - VICE CHAIR
Shawn Dashkowitz                
Courtney Delware                     
Jabari Earl                 
Emily Heyman                     
Renee Jung                
Ashley Keen, CVP - CHAIR
Max Long, CVP     
Corey Margolis                     
Derek Michelson                  
Brian Oakley            
Phillip Oliver, MBA   
Sarah Overman                    
Ashley Peacock, CVP     
Peyton Shelnutt                     
Andrew Shreve - PAST CHAIR
Nicholas Turgeon                      
Eryn Walters                      
Zach Wetterling                 
Brian Wright            
Erin Wylie              



The Committee works with IAVM management to promote the venue management industry with students, recent graduates and young professionals under the age of 30. It acts as a think tank for new and emerging trends in communications, social media, technology and membership. The majority of the members of this committee may be 30 years of age or under.


This is a management committee that meets regularly or on an “as needed” basis to provide content and input to staff to enable significant progress toward the Results Policies set by the Board of Directors.

  1. Chair
  2. Vice Chair
  3. A minimum of 6 young professional, student, faculty, or allied members to assist in the development of this project. There may be age exceptions made if the member has a strong passion in the advancement of young professionals in venue management. At no point should 31-and-older consist of 50% or more of the committee.

Vacancies should be filled no later than September 1, annually.


Volunteer Code of Conduct:

Be Considerate

You are working with others as a team so be considerate of how your actions or contribution affects your colleagues and the association as a whole.

Be Respectful

Treat other IAVM members, committee members and staff with respect in words, tone and action.

Be Available

Check your e-mails regularly and answer them promptly—even if it's "I'll get back to you."

Be Honest

Sometimes the hardest thing to say is "no" or admit you've forgotten to do something. Be honest with each other and yourself with regards to what you say and what you can realistically commit to do.


Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all proprietary or privileged information to which they are exposed while serving as a volunteer, whether this information involves a single staff, volunteer, client, or other person or involves overall association business. Failure to maintain confidentiality may result in termination of the volunteer's relationship with the committee or other corrective action.


Roles and Responsibilities of the Chair and Vice Chair:

  1. Chair – Responsible for ensuring the committee members are effectively engaged in order to achieve the mission. Develops agendas and chairs meetings. Submits reports to the President/CEO and/or staff upon request.
  2. Vice Chair- In absence of the chair, responsible for ensuring the committee members are effectively engaged in order to achieve the mission; develops agendas and chairs meetings; submits reports to the President/CEO and/or staff upon request.
  3. Chair (and/or Vice Chair) will actively seek input from committee members during regularly scheduled meetings and conference calls. Sometimes calling on quieter committee members is appropriate.
  4. Chair (and/or Vice Chair) will actively assign tasks to committee members as appropriate.


Roles and Responsibilities of Committee Members:

Collaborate with IAVM staff to -

  1. Provide a platform to engage students and young professionals within the venue industry, as well as provide educational resources and networking opportunities. 
  2. Work with IAVM staff to develop, if needed, smaller sub-committees to address a specific need. Current sub-committees are currently Google Hang-Out, social media communications platforms, Professional Shadow Program, College Partnership and YP membership outreach and growth.
  3. Recruit industry professionals to talk to students interested in a career in the industry. 
  4. Assist IAVM staff with student member renewal or transition after graduation.
  5. Author at least one VenueNet blog post per month or 10 VenueNet replies regarding YP content during the term.
  6. Meet during VenueConnect at specified times with a prepared agenda.
  7. Help the IAVM Foundation promote the 30-Under-30 program.
  8. Assist IAVM staff with awareness for and encouragement to strive for continued learning and Certified Venue Professional designation.
  9. Each individual committee / volunteer member will support JustOne, the annual leadership membership drive, by recruiting one new member.
  10. Participate in 80% of all meetings.
  11. Meet agreed upon deadlines.
  12. Individual committee members will be evaluated by the Chair as to attendance, participation and handling of assignments. This information will be reviewed by IAVM President & CEO to assess future volunteer leadership roles. Credits are earned through participation which will apply towards the CVP or CFE designations.


Roles and Responsibilities of Staff:

Collaborate with committee volunteers to -

  1. Develop, monitor and achieve budget goals.
  2. Meet agreed upon deadlines.
  3. Other:
  • Participate on all conference calls and/or meetings.
  • Provide minutes to the committee chair within ten (10) business days of each conference call/meeting, for distribution to the entire committee within twenty (20) business days.

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