Brooke Pierson, Sr. Manager of Executive Operations, has been selected to serve as Executive Director of the Connex Foundation, formerly PRSM Foundation. She replaces Brenda Villarreal who recently resigned her position at Connex.
Pierson has almost eight years of association experience. She served as Education Manager for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) before joining Connex approximately two years ago as part of the Executive Operations team.
She is excited about the opportunity to lead the Connex Foundation into the future. “We have seen tremendous growth and interest in the Connex Foundation since its inception less than two years ago. We are now recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 charitable organization, and Connex members are seeing the value and getting plugged in. I’m excited about the opportunity to help take the Foundation to the next level,” stated Pierson.
Bill Ackerman, Chair of the Connex Foundation Board, also sees a bright future for the organization. “Brenda Villarreal did a great job of helping launch the Foundation. We have a solid platform to build upon and I know Brooke will do an excellent job leading us into the future,” Ackerman said.