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Barb Silin of Overland Park Convention Center achieves Certified Venue Professional from International Association of Venue Managers

Barb Silin
Barb Silin

Among the select group of venue management professionals honored with a CVP in 2023, Barb Silin has been an integral part of the Overland Park Convention Center since it opened in 2002.

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. – The Overland Park Convention Center announce that Sales Manager, Barb Silin, has achieved the distinguished designation of Certified Venue Professional (CVP) from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). This notable recognition is in addition to her credentials as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA).

The CVP designation, awarded by IAVM to venue industry professionals, underscores Silin’s extensive experience and accomplishments in public venue management. It is earned through the successful completion of a rigorous written examination assessing a comprehensive knowledge of the public venue management profession.

Possessing the CVP designation signifies three crucial attributes about an individual: professionalism, a steadfast commitment to the industry, and an unwavering dedication to ongoing professional advancement. Venue professionals who attain this designation are acknowledged, both within and beyond the industry, for their proficiency in their field.

“The CVP program was created by IAVM in 2015 to recognize the competence of mid-level to senior level managers of public assembly venues as well as assist in creating a professional development road map,” IAVM’s Board Chair, Adina Erwin, CVE, said. “I would like to offer my most sincere congratulations to our newest CVPs. There is no doubt that their hard work and commitment are to be applauded within the industry.”

“With over 23 years in the industry, our organization is extremely lucky to have such a dedicated, highly trained and well-regarded individual in our ranks,” Overland Park Convention Center’s General Manager, Brett C. Mitchel, CVE, said. “The CVP designation is an indication of demonstrated skill in professional growth, activity in community affairs and development of knowledge within the management of public venues.”

While the convention team is small in size, Silin’s achievements contribute to a roster of notable employee accomplishments, including 6 Certified Meeting Professionals, 1 Sustainable Event Professional, 6 team members with Specialty Rigging Accreditation, 4 Certified Custodial Supervisors, 1 Certified Venue Executive, and 1 recipient of the Connect Association’s 40 Under 40 award.

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