Stromski-DejaThe International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) recently recognized AEM’s Brianne Deja and Sara Stromski as honorees for its 20 Under 30 Program..

According to IAEE, the program is designed to provide young-professional exhibition organizer members with industry and leadership education for professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry, with the goal of helping them become better, more productive professionals. Selected honorees will receive one full, complimentary registration to EXPO! EXPO! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, slated to be held Dec. 3-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, they will recognized throughout the annual meeting and formally at the IAEE Annual Networking Luncheon and Awards Presentation on Dec. 5.

“I am truly grateful to IAEE for extending this honor!” said Deja. “I am excited to interact with my fellow industry peers and look forward to the professional growth this opportunity will bring. It is a truly amazing industry that I am very passionate about and I have AEM to thank for that.”

As AEM’s operations and technology coordinator, Deja manages event floor plans and exhibitor placement, sponsorships, transportation and wayfinding, and a lot more for AEM’s exhibitions. Deja started with AEM as an intern for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, and was offered her current role shortly after the show concluded. According to Deja, she learned how to handle high-pressure situations working in ambulatory services for a major Southeast Wisconsin healthcare provider.

Stromski currently works as a sales coordinator for AEM. She is tasked with assisting the AEM sales team with tradeshow space and sponsorship, as well as serving as an additional point of contact for exhibitors at AEM’s award-winning exhibitions, the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE, The Demo Expo)World of Asphalt, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG.  Stromski started with AEM as an intern during her sophomore year at Carroll University as a Business Management major, and was hooked on AEM after experiencing CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.

“I am honored and excited to be recognized by IAEE’s 20 Under 30,” said Stromski. “I am looking forward to the career enhancement opportunities this award presents, such as attending Expo! Expo! and meeting the other honorees. Above all, I am so thankful I found AEM and ignited my passion for exhibitions and events!”

Said AEM Senior Vice President of Exhibitions and Events Megan Tanel, “We’re genuinely proud of Sara and Brianne and all of our staff here at AEM. We know the great work our team does every day to support the agricultural and construction equipment industry, and this recognition from IAEE shows our efforts are seen just as positively by industry professionals as it is by our own leadership.”

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