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Independent Event Producers (IEP) Announce New Chairman: Shawn Smith from Eastern Cheer & Dance New Administrator: Missy Richard from AmeriCheer
Friday, July 12, 2013

The Independent Event Producers (IEP) announced the promoting of Shawn Smith as Chairman and Missy Richard as Administrator for all 22 independently owned event producers including ACDA, AmeriCheer/AmeriDance,  Cheer Champion Express, Champion Spirit Group, Cheer America, Cheer and Dance Extreme, Cheer Ltd, Inc., Cheer Star Productions, Contest of Champions, DanceFest, Dance Xtreme, Eastern Cheer & Dance, Eclipse Studio Dance, Greater Midwest Cheer Expo, Nation’s Choice, Spirit Celebration, Spirit Unlimited, United Cheer, and WSA.

As Chairman, Shawn is responsible for leadership of the board and IEP companies with effective communication in the development of strategy and current IEP programs.   Shawn is the Chief of Operations of Eastern Cheer and Dance located in South Hill, VA. Shawn oversees all competitions, camps and special events.   Shawn has a Bachelors degree from Longwood University.

Missy is currently the Brand Manager for AmeriCheer, AmeriDance and Eastern Cheer & Dance.  Within the last nine years, Missy has been an integral liaison with the venue and logistics of every national competition, including the InterNational Championship located at the Walt Disney World® Resort.  She holds a Bachelors degree from Otterbein University.  Missy will coordinate the IEP’s marketing, calendar of events; manage the website and social media outlets. 


The IEP is the nation’s only organization of Independent Cheer and Dance Event Producers. The Independent Event Producer Organization continues to encourage independent event producers of all sizes to join and get involved; share ideas and unite your company with fellow independents while having your own unique identity. For more information on the IEP, contact info@weareIEP.com  or visit the website at www.WeAreIEP.com


 Unique Identities | Unified Goals | Equivalent Voices


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