Pederson’s previous board assignments have included:

TextureMedia Inc. is a privately held, social media, and e-commerce company serving the beauty industry.  By partnering directly with beauty brands and publishers, TextureMedia reaches its consumers through advertising, sponsorship, social commerce, and events, while simultaneously engaging them across multiple platforms (e.g., desktop, mobile, print).

Pederson was elected to Board in 2011 to represent investor interests, coach management, and position the company for growth and an ultimate exit.  Board positions have included:

  • Compensation Committee

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TextureMedia Inc. is a privately held, social media, and e-commerce company serving the beauty industry. By partnering directly with beauty brands and publishers, TextureMedia reaches its consumers through advertising, sponsorship, social commerce, and events, while simultaneously engaging them across multiple platforms (e.g., desktop, mobile, print).
Women Corporate Directors (WCD) is composed of 2,500 women members from 3,500 boards in 60 chapters on six continents with combined market capitalization of $8 trillion. If WCD were a country, its economy would be the world’s third largest, behind USA and China.

  • Advisory Board

  • Family Company Council

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Women Corporate Directors (WCD) is composed of 2,500 women members from 3,500 boards in 60 chapters on six continents with combined market capitalization of $8 trillion. If WCD were a country, its economy would be the world’s third largest, behind USA and China.
International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) is an international association representing 10,000+ members who plan, produce, and service exhibitions, conferences, and proprietary corporate events that bring buyers and sellers together.

  • Chairman, Board of Directors (2008 – 2009)

  • Chairman, Governance Committee (2009 – 2010)

  • Executive Committee (2007 – 2010)

  • Member, Board of Directors (2006 – 2010)


During her tenure at IAEE, Pederson’s accomplishments included:

  • Face of IAEE, international ambassador

  • Led financial turnaround: revenue +12% with record profits during global recession

  • Created Governance Committee; defining roles and responsibilities of Board and staff

  • Lobbied successfully on Capitol Hill for passage of Travel Promotion Act

  • Led 22 Committees

  • Started new committees to address new area: Green, Social Media, and Young Professionals

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International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) is an international association representing 10,000+ members who plan, produce, and service exhibitions, conferences, and proprietary corporate events that bring buyers and sellers together.
Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) represents 2,700 independent trade and consumer shows, globally with a $122B impact on economy.

  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Executive Committee (2004 – 2005)

  • Member, Board of Directors (1999 – 2006)

    • Vice Chair (2003 – 2004)

    • Treasurer (2002- 2003)

    • Secretary (2001 – 2002)




During her tenure at SISO, Pederson’s accomplishments included:

  • Successfully reached alliance with Chinese exhibition associations (first time)

  • Collaborated for merger alliances with other leading associations

  • Developed transparent financial reporting

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Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) represents 2,700 independent trade and consumer shows, globally with a $122B impact on economy. Chairman, Board of Directors, Executive Committee (2004 – 2005) Member, Board of Directors (1999 – 2006) Vice Chair (2003 – 2004) Treasurer (2002- 2003) Secretary (2001 – 2002) During her tenure at SISO, Pederson’s accomplishments included: Successfully reached alliance with Chinese exhibition associations (first time) Collaborated for merger alliances with other leading associations Developed transparent financial reporting
Harvard Business Community Partners of Fairfield and Westchester Counties offer business, education, social, career networking and community involvement programs to 2,500 alumni.

  • rejuvenated chapter with leadership and strategy which led to added programming and new board membership.

2015-01-04T17:16:57+00:00
Harvard Business Community Partners of Fairfield and Westchester Counties offer business, education, social, career networking and community involvement programs to 2,500 alumni. rejuvenated chapter with leadership and strategy which led to added programming and new board membership.
171 Cedar Arts is an arts organization enriching the community through arts instruction and showcasing artists for 45 years.

  • provided business and financial expertise to develop realistic growth strategy and then budget accurately

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171 Cedar Arts is an arts organization enriching the community through arts instruction and showcasing artists for 45 years. provided business and financial expertise to develop realistic growth strategy and then budget accurately

About Amirexx

Founded in 2009 by Margaret Pederson, Amirexx is a boutique consulting firm providing strategic and tactical services, innovation and marketing to optimize growth and effectiveness by addressing emerging customer needs, competitive changes, and disruptive technology. Pederson is also an experienced director who serves on corporate boards and advises on strategy, innovation and marketing.


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Recognized as a “Director to Watch” in 2013 by Directors & BoardsMargaret Pederson is an independent corporate director, Vice Chair of Xamax, thought leader on strategy, marketing, business development & President of Amirexx.


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