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PSAV names Erwin as new CEO

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SCHILLER PARK -- Global event production company PSAV announced President Ben Erwin has been named chief executive officer.

Erwin will be responsible for driving the strategic direction of the company and overseeing the execution of its business plan. He will retain his title as president.

Erwin succeeds Mike Mcllwain, who has served as CEO since 2011.

Erwin was named president in October 2018. He was responsible for global operations, sales and marketing, IT and product management. He was hired in 2015 as the company's chief financial officer where he was responsible for global accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax and product management.

Before joining PSAV, he served as chief financial officer for TestAmerica Laboratories, where he led all accounting, finance, treasury, information technology and legal functions. Prior to 2011, he served as SVP corporate development for Cornell Companies, where he managed corporate strategy, financial planning and analysis, public market capital transactions, and investor relations.

Erwin earned bachelor's degrees in Economics and Political Science from Wake Forest University. He is currently serving on the board of directors for both PCMA and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).