New CONEXPO-CON/AGG Staff Show Director Named

July 3, 2014

Sara Truesdale Mooney has been named CONEXPO-CON/AGG show director, managing the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM’s) flagship exposition. Mooney is AEM senior director, exhibitions and strategy; she also serves as show director for ICUEE-The Demo Expo and as exhibitions lead for AEM’s agriculture sector.

Mooney takes over day-to-day CONEXPO-CON/AGG planning responsibilities from Megan Tanel, AEM vice president, exhibition & events, as Tanel focuses on expanded strategy and planning duties for the association’s growing portfolio of trade shows, meetings and events. Tanel is also a member of the AEM senior management team and is 2015 chair of the Intl. Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE ).

Melissa Magestro has assumed lead staff liaison responsibilities for AEM’s international exhibitions, including COEXPO Latin America, which launches in 2015 in Santiago, Chile. Magestro is AEM senior director exhibitions and heads up AEM exhibit and sponsorship sales; she also serves as IFPE show director.

And, Rich Prausa continues to serve as AEM staff lead and show manager for World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo while realigning his role within the association’s events services department to take on more responsibilities. He is AEM event services manager.