December 15, 2004

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research has filled seven new positions on its board of directors. Serving as 2005 Chairman will be Paul Dykstra, president and CEO of GES Exposition Services; vice chair will be David Korse, president of IDG World Expo Corp.; and secretary/treasurer will be Brian Tully, senior vice president of the Food Marketing Institute. Also new to the board are Darrell Denny, president of Penton's IT Media Group, Lifestyle Media Group and Retail Media Group; Nancy Hasselback, president and CEO of Diversified Business Communications; Mary Pat Heftman, senior vice president of conventions for the National Restaurant Association; and Carrie Freeman Parsons, vice president of marketing for Freeman.