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Tammy Straw Earns CTSM Certification

ENTEK Extruders and Exhibitor Media Group, the award-winning leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, are proud to announce that Tammy Straw has joined the ranks of the trade show industry’s top talent by earning her EXHIBITOR’s Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) credentials. Tammy was honored February 24 in a ceremony at EXHIBITORLIVE, The Professional Development Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketing, in Las Vegas.

Tammy, who is ENTEK’s Marketing and Business Development Manager, is one of 40 new graduates to earn the CTSM designation. CTSM is awarded by EXHIBITOR in affiliation with Northern Illinois University Outreach and reflects adherence to the highest educational standards of trade show and event marketing (www.ctsm.com). To earn CTSM designation, candidates must complete 42 hours of classroom training, take a comprehensive exam, and write an applied learning portfolio.

For her portfolio, Tammy used her experience planning and executing ENTEK’s booth at NPE2018. From the choosing of booth space at the NPE Space Draw to planning the budget, sourcing a booth builder, leading the booth design effort, training ENTEK’s booth staff and being ENTEK’s NPE contact in the industry, Tammy managed ENTEK’s entire NPE effort.

Currently featured on the EXHIBITOR website (https://www.exhibitoronline.com/ctsm/wearectsm.asp), Tammy is a 20-year ENTEK employee. She served on the PLASTICS NPE2018 Marketing Committee and will do so again for NPE2021. She was honored in 2018 as a ‘Woman Breaking the Mold’ in the plastics industry by Plastics News: (https://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20180727/NEWS/180729905/straw-excels-at-wearing-many-different-hats).

“We are proud of Tammy and her earning of the CTSM certification,” said Dr. Kirk Hanawalt, President of ENTEK Extruders. “She wears many hats here at ENTEK, including managing our marketing and trade show efforts, and her attention to detail and professionalism is outstanding.”


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