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Steve Mackenzie, Earns Designation As Certified Venue Executive from IAVM

IAVM Headquarters, Coppell, TX – Eight venue industry professionals received their Certified Venue Executive (CVE) designation from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) in July 2022. CVE applicants are rated on their experience and accomplishments in public venue management and must successfully complete a comprehensive written essay, written examination and oral examination that tests general knowledge of the public venue management profession. The CVE designation demonstrates that a venue executive: is a skilled manager, is committed to the industry, and is pledged to continued professional growth and development. Managers who earn the CVE designation are recognized, by those inside and outside the industry, as experts in their profession.

IAVM’s Board Chair, Eric D. Hart, said: “Since 1976 this prestigious program has served as a distinction for those in venue management. I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to each of these individuals. There is no doubt that their hard work and leadership are to be admired within the industry.”

Steve Mackenzie, who has been with Ungerboeck since 2021, is among the eight venue management professionals to be awarded a CVE this year.

“With over 35 years in the industry, our organization is extremely lucky to have such a dedicated, highly trained and well-regarded individual in a leadership role,” said Manish Chandak, President and CEO of Ungerboeck.

Steve Mackenzie, Certified CVE at Ungerboeck

The CVE designation is an indication of demonstrated skill in leadership, activity in community affairs and expertise in management of public venues. The elite group of 317 now includes the following newly awarded CVEs to its honor roll:

  • Ernest Philip (Phil) Ashurst, CVE, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)
  • Stacey Church, CVE, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (Dallas, TX)
  • Scott G. Keith, CVE, Lansing Center (Lansing, MI)
  • Steve Mackenzie, CVE, Ungerboeck (O’Fallon, MO)
  • Christopher G. Post, CVE, Amarillo Civic Center Complex (Amarillo, TX)
  • Anna Rosburg, CVE, Alerus Center (Grand Forks, ND)
  • Andrea Smalls, CVE, Georgia International Convention Center (College Park, GA)
  • Anne Wheat, CVE, Pier 57 @ Google (New York, NY)

About IAVM

The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) currently has over 6,700 members worldwide. Founded in 1924 as the Auditorium Managers Association, IAVM is the world's largest professional association dedicated to issues relevant to the management of public assembly venues. Association members include venue managers from amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts centers, stadiums, and university complexes. The International Association of Venue Managers, having significant influence in a global industry, is the acknowledged organization providing superlative leadership, cutting-edge innovation, advanced education, supportive advocacy, opportunities for networking and connection between venue professionals around the world. Committed to international membership growth and development, IAVM is the preeminent source for all public assembly venue related research, information, services, and life-safety issues worldwide.

About Ungerboeck 

Ungerboeck provides industry-leading event and venue management software to over 50,000 users in more than 50 countries, empowering the people that bring people together. Its comprehensive platform offers event professionals powerful Software as a Service (SaaS) technology that provides a 360-view of their business, allowing them to cut costs, save time, and increase revenue. Founded in 1985, Ungerboeck is headquartered in the United States, with regional presence in Germany, France, Mexico, England, Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.