Annette McClure Completes Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) Program

January 11, 2011

Annette McClure, Senior Marketing Strategist Tradeshows/Events at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has joined the ranks of the trade show industry’s top talent by completing EXHIBITOR’s Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) accreditation program, the only university-affiliated certification program in the trade show and event marketing industry.

McClure started the certification process in 2006 in order to improve Nationwide Children’s trade show marketing strategies. She has successfully accomplished all of the CTSM program requirements: a 28-course core curriculum, a comprehensive examination and acceptance of a Candidate Portfolio. McClure will be recognized in March 2011 as one of the new CTSM graduates at the annual awards ceremony at EXHIBITOR2011.

Employed in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Marketing & Public Relations Dept., McClure coordinates the hospital’s tradeshow exhibit program at national conferences and community events.

“As a direct result of the education obtained through the CTSM Program, I am viewed as the person with a unique skill set for strategically guiding our efforts and presence at national conferences,” McClure said.

About CTSM
Created in 1992, the Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) program, sponsored by EXHIBITOR, is affiliated with Northern Illinois University Outreach to assure academic standards are met. All CEUs earned in the program are awarded by NIU. EXHIBITOR’s CTSM program has over 2,000 professionals enrolled.  For more information go to

Held every March in Las Vegas, EXHIBITOR SHOW is the leading educational conference and exhibition for trade show and event marketing professionals worldwide. The weeklong conference draws more than 5,000 attendees. EXHIBITOR2011 will take place at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, March 27-31, 2010.  For more information go to

NOTE TO EDITOR:  McClure is a resident of the 43224 Columbus, Ohio zip code.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at