GES Appoints Jay Altizer President of North America

May 3, 2018

GES has named Jay Altizer president of its North America division, effective May 14.

Altizer will lead GES’ exhibition and exhibit program business in the U.S. and Canada, with a focus on accelerating growth.

He brings extensive management experience, including operational excellence, business development and product innovation.

Altizer successfully has led teams at Dean Foods, PepsiCo and Bain & Company.

Altizer will report directly to Steve Moster, president of GES, and president and CEO of Viad.

“Jay has distinguished himself throughout his career as a strategic and creative business leader,” Moster said.

He added, “He has a proven ability to develop high-performing teams and deliver client-focused results. I look forward to working closely with Jay as we continue to grow GES as the preferred global, full-service provider for live events.”

Altizer holds an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and both a Bachelor of Science in Management Science and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Virginia Tech.

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