by Sarah J.F. Braley | September 15, 2011

Steven Hacker, CAE, FSAE, president and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, will leave the organization when his employment agreement expires on Sept. 30, 2012. The board already has developed a comprehensive transition plan. "Allowing a full year for the process assures members that a very deliberative process will take place, that there will be no disruption to operations and that an appropriate turnover of responsibilities will take place," Hacker said in a statement. He has worked for the association since 1992.