Joyce DiMascio,will step down as chief executive for the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) at the end of December to take up another position in the events and hospitality industry.
EEAA president Spiro Anemogiannis said since joining the Association in 2011, DiMascio had built the EEAA into a stronger, more recognised and valued Association widely respected both in Australia and internationally.
“Joyce has been a stand-out leader focused entirely on delivering the best possible outcomes no matter what the brief. She has taken our Association forward in every way and we are immensely grateful to her for her service to our Members and the wider industry,” he said.
“She has been an effective and creative leader who has delivered outstanding results in all areas. She is a passionate advocate for our industry including those who work in it especially the next generation leaders.
“We wish her well in the next chapter of her outstanding career.”
DiMascio said she was pleased to be leaving the organisation stronger and more respected.
“With my team, I believe I have done my ‘personal best’ and it’s time to pass the baton to the next CEO to continue to build on the current momentum,” she said.
“I have had the best job in the world. There have been many highlights, but I am most proud of introducing the EEAA Young Stars Program, kicking off the sustainability initiative, attracting global recognition for our advocacy work and finally, building a community of staff and Members focussed on collaboration in the best interests of our industry.
“I thank my current and past staff, the Board and of course our Members and Partners who have helped me to flourish in this role.”
Joyce’s last day is December 27. Recruitment for the new CEO has begun.