Sean Bersell, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs

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Sean Bersell

sbersell@entmerch.org

     Sean Bersell has more than 25 years of experience in trade association and professional society management. He has been with the EMA and its predecessor, the Video Software Dealers Association, since 1999 and currently is Senior Vice President, Public Affairs. His responsibilities include government affairs, public relations, member communications, conference programming, and strategic initiatives.

     Bersell started his career in 1985 as Legislative Counsel for U.S. Senator Pete V. Domenici. From 1991 to 1993, Bersell served as the Assistant Director of the National Park Service in charge of the Office of Legislative and Congressional Affairs.

     In 1993, Bersell joined the government relations staff of the 58,000-member American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and eventually worked his way up to Senior Director, Public Affairs for the professional society.

     Bersell leverages his professional skill set as a community activist in Glendale, CA, focusing on historic preservation and neighborhood quality of life issues.

     Bersell is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of New Mexico School of Law. Bersell and his wife, Heather Norris, share their home with their dogs, Gertrude and Alice.

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