March 13, 2019
The Education Conference is right around the corner!
NEAAPA is once again teaming up with IAAPA for the 2019 Education Conference and Annual Meeting. Participate in excellent sessions with top-notch speakers and network with other industry professionals from around the region. Don't miss the Hall of Fame induction and the President's Dinner.

If you still need to reserve your hotel room, you can call the hotel directly at 413-233-9161 to get in the room block.
During the January 10, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting, the following report was presented by Nomination Committee Chair Kevin Naughton:

Officers, Terms Expiring Spring 2020:
President: Eric Anderson, Quassy Amusement and Waterpark
1st Vice President: Dave Oberlander, Centerplate
2nd Vice President: Chris Nicoli, Canobie Lake Park
Treasurer: Charlene Conway, Carousel Family Fun Center

Board of Directors, Terms Expiring Spring 2020:
Chris Bourgeois, Rhode Island Novelty
Steve Gioe, Sodexo
Joe Montalto, High Mountain Enterprises
Matt Naughton, Naughton Insurance
Tom Tessitore, National Ticket Company

Board of Directors, Terms Expiring Spring 2021:
Pete Carmichael, Six Flags New England
Paul Cavanaugh, Daly Cavanaugh LLP
Eugene Dean, Fiesta Shows / Dean Enterprises
John Guertin, Guertin Graphics and Awards
Melissa Plante, CLM Entertainment Group, LLC

Board of Directors, Terms Expiring Spring 2022:
Erik Beard, International Ride Training, LLC
Tom Brady, SGC’s Stag Hollow Mining & Fort Jefferson
Cindy Brewer-Lavoie, Southwick’s Zoo
Cory Cormier, Funtown Splashtown USA
Sandra Manougian, Fun World

All members will have an opportunity to vote on the above at the 106th Anniversary Education Conference and Annual Meeting during the dinner held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The meeting will be at the Sheraton Springfield Hotel Monarch Place in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Fiesta Shows’ Gene Dean Going Into NEAAPA Hall of Fame
Gene Dean, owner of Fiesta Shows/Dean Enterprises, Seabrook, N.H., will be inducted into the NEAAPA Hall of Fame on Tuesday, March 19.

The ceremony will take place during NEAAPA’s 106th Anniversary Education Conference & Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel.

“It’s a nice honor after all of these years in the amusement business,” Gene said of the accolade.

With more than a half-century in the industry, Gene got his start at Salisbury Beach, Mass., where the family once operated 38 games and a few rides at the seaside resort community.

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Upcoming Industry Events
March 18-20, 2019
Sheraton Springfield
Springfield, Massachusetts
April 8 & 9, 2019
Canopy by Hilton
Washington, D.C.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Canobie Lake Park
Salem, New Hampshire
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Six Flags New England
Agawam, Massachusetts
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