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IAAPA North America

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Welcome to IAAPA North America. Our team is here to serve IAAPA North American members by creating valuable connections and hosting engagement opportunities throughout the year, bringing together fellow attractions industry colleagues. We invite you to learn more about all IAAPA North America has to offer by exploring our website or contacting us. 

There are many ways to engage with IAAPA and the attractions industry such as sharing your expertise by volunteering on one of our many Committees, speaking at an IAAPA event, and continuing to learn by attending a networking event or online Webinar. Please do not hesitate to contact the North America team at any time.

Michael Shelton
Executive Director and Vice President, IAAPA North America

COVID-19 Support for North America Members

For the past two years, IAAPA has been working to support members around the world through the COVID-19 pandemic. Guest and employee safety has always been our industry’s top priority, and IAAPA continues to provide resources, guidance and connections to members around the world.
IAAPA's thorough resource, “COVID-19 Reopening Guidance: Considerations for the Global Attractions Industry”  is available in both English and Spanish. IAAPA continues to share it with local and regional governments and public authorities tasked with reopening their communities to help communicate the work the industry is doing to ensure safe operations for guests and employees. The guidelines have also been referenced by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in their Global Guidelines to Restart Tourism, and the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) in their Attractions: Global Protocols for the New Normal resource.

For additional resources and support, IAAPA members can access the exclusive COVID-19 resource center for timely information, contacts, updates and data, as well as current advocacy efforts.     

IAAPA North America
4155 West Taft Vineland Road Orlando, FL 32837
+1 321-319-7688
Ask Us About Committees
The IAAPA North America Advisory Committee is made of members in the United States and Canada. Volunteering on a committee can help shape the future of IAAPA and the industry.


IAAPA North America Staff

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Michael Shelton

Vice President and Executive Director, IAAPA North America
+1 321-319-7676
Monica Bejarano

Monica Bejarano

Program Manager, Membership Engagement
+1 321-586-2281
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Sean Bonner

Director, Education and Membership
+1 321-319-7636
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Patty Braun

Membership, Events, and Sponsorship Sales Rep
+1 321-754-1782
Molly Chidester

Molly Chidester

Manager, North America Marketing
+1 321-319-7637
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Ashley Cooper

Membership Engagement Representative
+1 321-319-7657
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Ashley Delgado

Global Sales Associate
+1 321-319-7642
KC Doreste, Director, Meetings & Special Events

KC Doreste

Senior Director, Meetings and Special Events
+1 321-319-7646
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Max Glorit

Program Manager, IAAPA Expo Education
+1 321-319-7642
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Dana Jasat

Director, Global Sales
+1 321-319-7645
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Stacey Mills

Senior Director, Conference and Trade Show Operations
+1 321-319-7643
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Shereth Nunes

Manager, Global Sales
+ 1 321-319-7654
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Miranda Peel

North America Membership Engagement Representative
+1 321-319-7661
Keith Stephenson

Keith Stephenson

Director, Public Affairs
+1 321-319-7616
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Zachary Stokes

Manager, Public Affairs
+1 321-319-7644
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JT Thomas

Manager, Meetings and Special Events
+1 321-319-7649