People in the News: Show Management Companies, Suppliers Make Hires

July 6, 2013

The start of summer has kicked off with a steady stream of hires and promotions at both show management companies, convention and visitors bureaus and supplier companies, signaling a continued healthy environment for the trade show industry.

The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau promoted of Rachel Peavy to director of public relations. In her new role, Peavy will create and implement campaigns to support ACVB marketing, sales and tourism programs.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, hired former Reed Exhibitions’ sales execs, Dave Jeannette, as senior director, sales, and Chris Tatulli, as director, exhibit and sponsorship sales to work on the association’s SHOT Show.

Effective June 1, Marius Felzmann was named Deutsche Messe’s new senior vice president in charge of CeBIT, billed as the world’s largest event in the business-to-business digital economy.

The Expo Group brought on Rainey Richards as its newest project manager.

Experient, the source for integrated meeting and event solutions, expanded its sales team by four to the Experient Sales Network (ESN) - Isabel Heredia-Anderson, Lisa Gill, Jo Ann Hoffman and Jill Kraatz.

Neal Southam has joined Marketplace Events as director, Toronto, heading up the company's three annual Toronto Shows including the National Home Show, Fall Home Show and the new GTA Home Show to launch Feb. 20-23 at the International Centre.

SmithBucklin's 25-year company veteran Carol McGury will oversee the company's convention, trade show and event management services. She also will continue to lead SmithBucklin's Education & Learning Services unit.

Team San Jose recently hired sales veteran Mara D. Hill Buckner to drive sales efforts within the Midwest Corporate and Association market segment.

Dr. Christian Göke has assumed the CEO role at Messe Berlin, starting July 1. He takes over from Raimund Hosch, who is retiring.      

Brenda Scott Savage has joined the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) as director of membership. Savage has worked with the GHCVB as a consultant for the past year.

The Oregon Convention Center named Erin Jepson as the facility’s new director of event services.

Molly Plummer has joined NACS as an exhibit sales and services coordinator.Most recently, Plummer served as meetings and logistics coordinator for the American Composites Manufacturers Association.

Paula Fauth has joined MC2 as the national account director and Larry Roberts as an operations manager at the company's Chicago-area facility in Carol Stream, Ill.

Nth Degree, a full-service global event marketing and management company, has appointed Grant Howell as an account manager. Howell will be based in Nth Degree’s corporate office and will be supporting the day-to-day operations of projects for key clients nationwide. 

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