Announcing BSPI’s Board of Directors for 2016-2018

by Laura DiGirolamo

The Bridal Show Producers International, BSPI, Board of Directors were announced at the BSPI Conference on Saturday, May 1, 2016 at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina.

The BSPi board of directors is a dynamic group of 13 professionals comprising the heart of the association. Their extensive knowledge and experience in the bridal show industry aligns to form the most inspiring leadership team. To hold a board of director’s position, a member must be in good standing for a minimum of 2 years and must have attended at least one conference in the last 3 years.

Managing Director: Laura DiGirolamo, Forever Bridal Productions, Raleigh, North Carolina

Co-Managing Director: Marc Wheeler, Wedding Festivals, Inc., Greenville, South Carolina

Past Managing Director: Bill Heaton, Great Bridal Expo Group, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Secretary: Sue Diehl, Visuelle Productions, New London, Wisconsin

Treasurer: Bruce Thiebauth, Bridal Fair®, Omaha, Nebraska

Ad Hoc Director: Brad Buckles, Buckles Group, Inc., Bellevue, Washington

Associate Member Director: Jerry Russo, Royal Prestige, Mt. Lake, New Jersey

Conference Agenda Director: Sal Richetti, Pittsburgh Bridal Showcase, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Communications Director: Russ Free, The Wedding Fair, Lincoln, Nebraska

Image and Branding Director: Debbie Mancini, Mancini Emcee & Sound Production Inc, Visalia, California

Member Relations Director: Amanda Andrews, Wedding Palace Bridal Show Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Membership Director: Al Stelhik, Expositions West Inc., Beaverton, Oregon

Resource Director: Jack Griffin, Louisville Wedding Network, Louisville, Kentucky

Congratulations to the new board and continued success as they lead the organization with their continued dedication and commitment.

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