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Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50 Awards & Summit June 13-15, 2018 Hyatt Regency Chicago REGISTER NOW!


Kim Althoff, Vice President of Sales, Trade Show & Media, ISSA

Adam Andersen, Senior Vice President, Events, Informa Exhibitions

David Audrain, Executive Director, Society of Independent Show Organizers

Carlos Baudett, Trade Expositions Manager, International Council of Shopping Centers

Colleen Bingle, Meetings and Exhibits Coordinator, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Ryan Brown, Vice President of Sales, NTP Events

Julie Butler, Director, Conference Program and Exhibits, International City/County Management Association

Tony Calanca, Executive Vice President, UBM Advanstar

Tom Carbott, Senior Vice President – Exhibitions, MHI

Sacha Carey, Senior Director, Exhibitions, Water Environment Federation

Daniela Ciocan, Director of Marketing, North American Beauty Events, LLC / CPNA

Deirdre Clemmons, Vice President, Meetings, Education and Partnerships, Airports Council International – North America

Thomas Corcoran, President, Corcoran Expositions, Inc.

Russell Coronel, Marketing Specialist, UBM

Mary Couzin, CEO & Founder, Chicago Toy & Game Group, Inc.

Liz Crawford, Senior Vice President, Trade Shows and Events, RV Industry Association

Jane Dahlroth, Director of Meetings & Exhibits, American College of Medical Genetics & Genomics

Danielle Danko, Director of Marketing, Solar Energy Trade Shows

Chris Day, Senior Marketing Director, Marijuana Business Daily

Carmen Diaz, Show Manager, NACV, Hannover Fairs USA, Inc

Chris Dolnack, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, National Shooting Sports Foundation

Katie Dominesey, Vice President- Corporate Development, Reed Exhibitions – The Americas

David DuBois, President & CEO, International Association of Exhibitions

Amy Durkin, Director of Events, National Catholic Educational Association

Jeanne Ellinport, Senior Vice President, Navy League of the United States

Michelle Finn, President, HMG, LLC

Jose Garcia-Pineyro, President, Show Winners Corporation

Tracy Garcia, CEM, Show Director, Informa Exhibitions

Lisa Goecke Malikow, Senior Director, Tradeshows, National Restaurant Association

Scott Grams, Executive Director, Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

Mike Grant, Senior Vice President of Operations, Reed Exhibitions

Tiffany Hale, Event Manager – Expositions, National FFA Organization

Carol Hall, Exhibit Sales Manager, American Psychological Association

Christopher Harar, President, NTP Events

Jenn Heinold, Senior Vice President, Access Intelligence

Jean Heis, Director, Meetings & Exhibits, Institute of Food Technologists

Jennifer Hoff, President, Taffy Event Strategies

Kate Holden, Marketing Director, The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference

Eric Z Horn, CMP, Show Director, North American Beauty Events. LLC/ CPNA

Terre Houte, Events Manager , Illinois Landscape Contractors Association

Christy Jacobs, Director of Sales, International Association of Venue Managers

Sherry L. Johnson, CEM, CMP, Vice President, AmericanHort

Charles Keller, National Sales Manager, NexxtShow Exposition Services

Marie Knight, Vice President-Gift & Home Tradeshows, AmericasMart Atlanta

Buffy Levy, Director, SmithBucklin

John Lewinski, Brand Director, UBM

Brad Lewis, Director of Exhibit Sales & Operations, Show Management Solutions, Inc.

Jerry Lewis, President, Show Management Solutions, Inc.

Douglas Lugo, Director, Global Exhibitions, Informa Exhibitions

Jaime Mcauley, Director of Marketing, Reed Exhibitions

Kristy Meade, Show Director, Messe Frankfurt Inc.

Kara Menzel, Registration Manager-Public Safety Division, SouthComm Multimedia

Byron Mignanelli, CEO, Global Strategic Management Institute

Jo Ann Miller Marshall, Executive Vice President-Trade Shows, AmericasMart Atlanta

Tom Mitchell, President, Messe Duesseldorf North America

John Moriarty, Event Director, Clarion Events

Nath Morris, Executive Vice President – Expositions, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association

Ed Nichols, Vice President-Events, SouthComm

Sam Owen, Associate Sales Manager, Informa Exhibitions

Bob Priest-Heck, CEO, Freeman

Nick Pucci, Marketing Manager, UBM

Christine Rasul, Vice President Industry Engagement, The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Bill Reed, Chief Event Strategy Officer, American Society of Hematology

Rochelle Richardson, Vice President, Lightfair International

John Riddle, Show Manager, Riddle & Associates

Lindsay Roberts, Group Director, Informa Exhibitions

Ali Rosenberger, Marketing & Conference Manager, Messe Frankfurt, Inc.

Eileen Sahin-Murphy, Manager, Trade Show Services, Minor League Baseball

Melissa Schilling, Director, Exhibitions & Conferences, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.

Eric Schlett, Senior Vice President, PennWell Fire Group

Stephanie Selesnick, President, International Trade Information, Inc.

Liz Sommerville, Group Show Director, Emerald Expositions

Kayla Sparks, Show Director, Access Intelligence

Caron Stover, Vice President-Apparel Tradeshows, AmericasMart Atlanta

Megan Tanel, Senior Vice President, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Dana Teague, Vice President, Design Group, Informa Exhibitions

Greg Topalian, CEO, Clarion UX

Lea Tranakos, Show Director – LightShow West, Exponation, LLC

Valerie Trudeau, Vice President National Meetings, Girl Scouts of the USA

Joe Tucker, Vice President Meetings & Events, Education Market Association

Fred Ullman, Director of Corporate Relations, Air Force Association

Kelly VanDermark, Vice President, Expositions & Events, Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association

Karen Varrone , Vice President Business Development, Exponation,LLC

Andrea Varrone, Show Director, Exponation,LLC

Angelo Varrone, CEO, Exponation,LLC

Michael Villani, Michael Villani Productions

Luke Vinci, President, Global Strategic Management Institute

Todd Voorhees, Vice President Exposition & Events, Texas Restaurant Association

Ari Wallach, Founder & CEO, Synthesis Corp

Nancy Walsh, President, Nancy P. Walsh Xpert Consulting, LLC

David Weil, Vice President, Event Services, SmithBucklin

Brad Williams, Vice President Business Development, Argentum

Tracey Wilson, Senior Show Manager-Special Events & Meetings, American Pet Products Association

Jamie Woodside, Senior Exhibits Manager, American Psychiatric Association

Jennifer Worcester, Events Manager, SmithBucklin

Dana Wuesthoff, Vice President, Exhibitions & Event Services, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Charlotte Zilke, Director of Conventions, Helicopter Association International


Joiel Alexander, Area Sales Manager, Levy Convention Centers

Marc Anderson, Executive Vice President, Choose Chicago

Darrell Baker, Vice President Sales, Trade Shows, Choose Chicago

Bliss Beasley, Vice President, Expomarkit Media Group

Barbara Beaton, Director of Sales, SMG-NRG Park

Damon Bell, Senior Director of Convention Sales, Georgia World Congress Center

Rachael Bradley, Regional Sales Manager, Caesars Entertainment

Alyssa Brandt, National Sales Director, Levy Convention Centers

Cathy Breden, CEO, Center for Exhibition Industry Research

Gregg Caren, Executive Vice President Convention Centers & Business Development, SMG

Ed Coffey, Regional Director of Convention Sales, Reno Tahoe USA

Wayne Crawford, Vice President, Sales, Core-apps LLC

Tim Dever, National Sales Manager, Fern Exposition

Rick Dobson, Director of Exhibition Solutions, Ungerboeck Software International

Rose Dubrovich, Vice President Sales Development, onPeak

Carrie Ferenac, President, Convention News Television

Chris Fortini, National Sales Manager, Boston Convention Marketing Center

Cory Fransway, Director, Strategic Accounts, Experient-Inc.

Roger Freeman, Director of Sales Eastern Region, Visit Fort Worth

Wendy Freiwald, Global Director of Sales, EXPOCAD by A.C.T. Inc.

Chris Garner, Director of Sales, a2z, Inc.

Jerry Gildea, Vice President, Sales, Map Your Show

Bre Glisan, Regional Sales Manager, Caesars Entertainment

Adam Gordon, Sales Executive, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Rodney Gutierrez, Director of Sales & Marketing, Orange County Convention Center

Josh Haynie, Business Development Vice President, Freeman

Jeffrey Hoffend, Vice President National Sales, Fern Exposition

David Hofflich, President, Oscar & Associates

Rose Horcher, Vice President, Client Services, Choose Chicago

Julie Kagy, Director of Operations, Exhibition Services & Contractors Association

Eric Kaser, Vice President Sales, Americas, Ungerboeck Software International

Russell Kice, Senior National Sales Manager, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Mara Kolter, Business Development Manager, Convention Data Services

Vicki Lepore, CEM, CASE, Senior Account Executive, SmartSource

Jose Lopez, Vice President Trade Show Division, AFR Trade Show Furnishings

Barry McDonald, Vice President North America, onPeak

Julie Mullins, Vice President, Convention Sales, Choose Chicago

Jamie Murdock, Vice President, Sales, Experient-Inc.

Keith Murphy, Senior Sales Manager, McCormick Place SMG

Megan Murphy, Director-Digital Partnerships, Freeman

John J. O’Brien, National Sales Manager, Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and Global Center for Health Innovation

Lisa Phelps, Sales Executive, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Shaun Pirrera, Strategic Sales Executive, Experient-Inc.

Justin Post, Regional Vice President, Map Your Show

Kevin Richards, National Account Director- Trade Shows, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cyndi Roppolo Rosenberg, New Business Development, Kehoe Designs

Dan Sherman, Vice President, Business Development, Freeman

Richard Simon, CEO, United Service Companies

David Sukala, National Sales Manager, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mary Trainor, Business Manager, CMAC

Katherine Truesdale, Sales Manager, Society of Independent Show Organizers

Cindy Van Rensburg, Division President, Levy Convention Centers

Steven Walker, Executive Director of Sales, MGM Resorts International

Bob Welling, Director, Business Development, Production Resource Group

David Whitaker, President & CEO, Choose Chicago

Leonel Marcelo Zolessi, CEO, Convention News Television