PPAI Names Paul Bellantone, CAE, President And Chief Executive Officer
Bellantone's history with PPAI began in 1998, when he joined the association as director of exhibitions and meetings. In that position, he rebuilt the association's exhibitions and meetings department, developing and implementing a number of sweeping pre-show and on-site operational enhancements.
After leaving for a short tenure at the International Association for Exhibitions and Events, where he served as vice president of conventions and exhibitions, Bellantone returned to PPAI in 2001 as vice president of marketing and communications. In 2004, he assumed the role of vice president of marketing and business development. Bellantone has served as executive vice president of the association since 2007. In his time at PPAI, he has developed and implemented departmental and association-wide strategic, business and financial plans to achieve the vision, mission and goals of the association.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from the School of Management at Texas Woman's University. He is a Certified Association Executive and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Dallas/Fort Worth Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, the Dallas/Fort Worth-AMA and a board trustee for The Forum: Business Results Through People.
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