Francesca Radabaugh, CAE, Director of Association Management & Operations Manager at Paragon Events, was recognized as an industry leader in Connect Association magazine’s “40 Under 40” feature in the spring 2016 issue. Connect Association is a national, B2B magazine that provides resources and ideas to meeting professionals and planners in the association and specialty meetings and events industry.
Peers in the association and specialty meetings world nominated Radabaugh. Nominations were received from across the country, then reviewed and evaluated by the Connect Association editorial staff based on references, industry involvement and other resources. An annual feature in Connect Association’s magazine, “40 Under 40” is neither driven by advertising nor is it connected with any promotional contest. It simply honors young leaders who have earned respect from industry professionals and media.
“The individuals represented in our annual ‘40 Under 40’ represent what’s new and next in the association and specialty meetings industry,” says Chris Collinson, president of Connect. “They are the ones elevating the profession and moving it forward. We are honored to be able to present them in ‘The Next List’ feature.”
These next-gen leaders will be recognized in front of their peers at Connect Marketplace in Grapevine, Texas, Aug. 25-27, 2016.
The entire list of recognized honorees and individual profiles can be found at connectyourmeetings.com/2016-40-under-40.
Connect is a leader in the meetings, travel and tourism industry. Specializing in destination marketing, the company produces digital programs, online and mobile solutions, meetings business and travel magazines, trade shows and consumer events, travel guides for newspapers and leisure magazines, and destination information, which is distributed through broadcast and custom programs. More information about the company’s brands and services is available at connectmeetings.com.