Nancy Walsh, president of Reed Exhibitions U.S., is leaving the company after more than three decades.
Over her tenure, Walsh held numerous roles across the business and worked in a variety of different disciplines.
“The company has grown exponentially and I’m very proud to have contributed to its success, but it’s time I embark on something new,” Walsh said.
She continued, “My experience has been highly rewarding on both a personal and professional level. I’ve learned so much during my tenure, specifically over the last three years as president of RXUS. It’s prepared me for the next stage of my professional career where I can capitalize on both what I’ve learned over the years, as well as those areas that have been most fulfilling for me across our business.”
Walsh currently reports to Hervé Sedky, president of The Americas for Reed Exhibitions, who will continue in his role.
“Nancy was a great partner and a great leader for our business,” Sedky said. “She has guided the U.S. portfolio through tremendous growth and has set us up nicely for the future.”
He added, “In addition to her focus in the U.S., I applaud Nancy for launching and building our business in Mexico. She has definitely left her mark on our business and our industry.”
According to Walsh, the timing of her departure is also based on the current strength of the company’s senior leadership team as well as the long-term strategic goals and growth strategy the team has in place.
“Reed Exhibitions is lucky enough to have a tremendous core group of senior leaders,” Walsh said. “With Hervé’s guidance and leadership they will certainly continue to keep the business on an aggressive path for growth.”
Walsh’s official last day will be Sept. 8 but she will remain in an advisory role until the end of 2017.