Donna Johnson Honored with IAEE Educator of the Year Award

Donna Johnson Honored with IAEE Educator of the Year Award


Washington, DC, USA, November 7, 2023. MCI USA is proud to announce that Donna Johnson, Vice President, Operations, Strategic Events, Meetings & Incentives, MCI USA, has been awarded the Bob Dallmeyer Educator of the Year Award by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events®. This industry honor recognizes Johnson’s commitment to promoting life-long learning to exhibitions and events industry professionals.

“As a distinguished CEM Faculty member, teaching isn’t just about imparting knowledge; it’s about igniting a spark in the next generation of industry leaders across the globe,” said Donna Johnson, Vice President, Operations, Strategic Events, Meeting & Incentives, MCI USA. “By sharing insights and experiences, as well as IAEE’s industry standards, I have an opportunity to not only pass on wisdom but also foster a culture of continuous improvement. Learning from others in the industry is a two-way street; it’s how we stay at the forefront of innovation and ensure our collective success.”

Johnson plays a pivotal role in establishing processes and implementing strategies that enhance operational efficiencies of MCI USA’s Strategic Events, Meetings & Incentives Division. Her expertise in scaling the business enables MCI USA to adapt and grow effectively, ensuring long-term success in a dynamic and competitive marketplace.

Johnson is the 2023 Chair of the CEM Commission at IAEE and is a distinguished CEM Faculty member. The CEM Commission oversees the administration of the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) program and presents the designation to those who have qualified for CEM status. Johnson also recently served on the Education Planning Committee for Expo! Expo! 2023.

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For more information please contact:  
Andy Schwarz   
Vice President, Communications  
+1 703.506.3260   



MCI is a global engagement and marketing agency. We design human-centric solutions that unleash the power of people to deliver innovation and growth for our clients. Our offering includes live & virtual events, strategic & digital communications, consulting & community solutions. We help brands, companies, associations, and not-for-profits solve their challenges, bringing their people together to shape their tomorrow. MCI is an independently owned company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with a global presence in 60 offices across 31 countries.  

MCI’s US headquarters is in the Washington, DC area with offices in New York, Baltimore, Dallas, and Chicago.