ISA Elite program to recognize young talent

Kristen Derby, Purchasing Manager with Federal Heath has been named to the ISA Elite program, recognizing the next generation of sign, graphics, and visual communications industry leaders. Kristen was among 37 young professionals chosen for the program, which sponsors the winners to attend ISA International Sign Expo® in Las Vegas including special networking events, education and, of course, its trade show.

The event is sponsored by the International Sign Association®, the industry’s leading trade and advocacy association.

Kristen joined the Federal Heath team in 2015 as an Account Manager in our Racine, Wisconsin office. In May 2017, she took on the role of Lead Buyer where she was later promoted to Purchasing Manager in April 2018. Kristen has a Certificate in Project Management, Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Management and Accounting from UW-Parkside, and an MBA with an emphasis in Project Management from UW-Whitewater.

“Our association, tradeshow and industry have been transformed by the energy that the ISA Elite brings each year,” said Lori Anderson, ISA president, and CEO. “Already, past Elite members are giving back, serving on committees and boards of ISA and ISA regional affiliates. We’re excited to have Kristen join this prestigious group and look forward to the insights that each member of the 2019 class brings.

The ISA Elite program, now in its fifth year, includes three nights’ hotel accommodation and free entry to all education sessions at ISA International Sign Expo 2019, the sign, graphics, and visual communications industry’s leading event. It also includes unique networking opportunities with fellow professionals and industry leaders. A two-day follow-up leadership conference will be held in the fall.

ISA International Sign Expo takes place April 24-26 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, with education events starting on April 23. Learn more at www.signexpo.org.

About ISA

The International Sign Association (ISA) represents manufacturers, suppliers, and users of on-premise signs and sign products from the United States and 60 countries around the world. ISA and its Affiliated Associations work to support, promote, and improve the worldwide sign and visual communications industry, which employs more than 200,000 American workers and has an economic impact of $37.5 billion.

About ISA International Sign Expo

ISA International Sign Expo is the on-premise sign and graphics industry’s largest expo. Held each spring, the event features the latest products that showcase the breadth of the industry along with education and networking events. The event has been named to the Trade Show News Network’s List of Top 250 Trade Shows and ranked in the Top 100 Largest Events by Trade Show Executive three consecutive years. Learn more at www.signexpo.org.