International Special Events Society: Austin Chapter
Immediate Past President Robert DuVon, CMP, CSEP is a founding board member who has served ISES Austin in leadership positions since 1999 when ISES Austin was a Chapter-in-Formation.
Robert's ISES leadership on the international level includes writing the new CSEP exam while a member of the Certification Committee.
He is an Esprit Judging Panel Chair and served as Chair of the ISES International Spirit of Excellence Committee.
was awarded the 2006-2007 ISES International Volunteer of the Year Award at Eventworld
in Montreal, and recently added the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation to his
Robert is President/CEO of Eichenbaum Displays, Inc., an "Austin Original" event design and décor company in business since 1935, and owns additional special events companies that include Austin Event Professionals, Austin SkyDancers, AirPuppet.com, and Holiday-Lites.com.
has designed and produced award winning events for social, corporate, and governmental clients for many years, and has designed and manufactured Christmas lighting and decorations for downtown Austin and Sixth Street.
Robert DuVon, CMP, CSEP has been nominated for numerous special events awards and is a recipient of the ISES International Esprit Event Design Award, two Texas Star Awards, and is widely known for outstanding designs and production of special events, galas, theme parties, the design and manufacturing of the holiday lights for Congress Avenue and Sixth Street, and supervising the decorating of the Texas State Capital Christmas Tree.
Robert holds a business degree, was previously a general manager over multiple Sears stores, owned his own retail stores and a ranch.
He has written articles for Special Events Magazine and Texas Meetings and Events Magazine, and recently was an adjunct professor at Austin Community College and worked as a Consultant/Chief Operating Officer of a special event rental company.
civic involvement includes having served as a committee chair and director of multiple Chambers of Commerce, Downtown Merchants Association President, Lions Club President, member of the Austin Downtown Rotary Club
, and church leader.
has been decorated for serving in combat with honor during the Viet Nam conflict and deeply appreciates all the men and women who have previously, and are currently, serving our country in the United States military.
wife and best friend Marilyn have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
Robert enjoys family, his many ISES friends, producing special events, helping people, and hiking, sailing, diving, target shooting, being an accomplished BBQ chef, traveling, politics, history, reading, the arts, and living in the Texas Hill Country.