Exhibitor Advisory Committee
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is committed to providing quality services that meet the needs of exhibitors. STS is, therefore, continually seeking advice and guidance from industry professionals. To create an environment conducive to genuine consultation and responsiveness, the Society is introducing an Exhibitor Advisory Committee (EAC).
The purpose of this Committee is to provide STS with input and feedback as further develops exhibit-focused procedures and services, delves into industry issues, and tries to better understand the challenges faced by today’s industry professionals.
Current Exhibitor Advisory Committee
Director, Global Congress & Events
Michelle is the Senior Manager of all Global Congresses and Events for the Heart Valve Therapy Division at Edwards Lifesciences. She has more than 10 years of experience in marketing exhibit management, as well as 20 years in marketing event management. She has previously worked with companies such as Disney’s Parks and Resorts, the Angels Major League Baseball team, United Healthcare, and South Coast Plaza. She also has worked on strategic marketing initiatives and holds an MBA in marketing. She can be contacted at michelle_bywater [at] edwards [dot] com.
Sales Operations Manager
Scanlan International, Inc.
Jennifer has been with Scanlan International for more than 20 years. She manages the Sales Operations team, which supports Scanlan’s worldwide distribution network, field sales, and sales initiatives. The Sales Operations team also manages and coordinates tradeshow attendance and logistics worldwide for the Scanlan Group of Companies. She can be contacted at cobianj [at] scanlangroup [dot] com.
Diane G. Wicks
Barry W. Annis
Barry is a qualified Event and Meeting Planner and holds a BA from William Paterson University.