President and CEO
IFMA President and CEO Don Gilpin is an accomplished executive with more than 28 years of experience in international association management, trade show production, education and certification programs, legislative advocacy and workforce development. From September 2018 to February 2020, Gilpin served as IFMA COO; then served as President and COO from March 2020 to June 2021.
As IFMA COO, overseeing global events, credentials, membership experience, international business development and association operations, Gilpin renewed the association’s focus on core business, organizational stability and financial growth. As president and COO, he continued to concentrate on internally focused items such as finance, human resources and operations, while also interacting with volunteer leaders globally and building relationships with other like-minded industry associations.
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