Dallas — Hanley Wood, owner of Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, is pleased to announce two key staff promotions. Amie Gilmore, former show manager of Surfaces| StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, has been promoted to associate show director. Kerry Cree, former account executive, has been promoted to senior account executive. The promotions were made based on histories of producing results and commitment to the show’s success.
“Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc America’s allegiance to providing superior experiences for both exhibitors and attendees helps us stand out in the trade show industry,” commented Dana Teague, group director. “We are fortunate to have [Gilmore’s] exceptional strategic planning and leadership skills, as well as [Cree’s] devotion to identifying client needs and executing accordingly.”
Gilmore has been with the Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas team in various roles and on both shows since the purchase of Surfaces in 2000. She became the Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas show manager in 2010. During her time as show manager, she proved to be a passionate leader, focused on developing a results-oriented team. Gilmore was instrumental in the co-location of Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in 2011. With the help of Gilmore ‘s leadership, Surfaces 2011 was named #66 on Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 rankings. In recognition of Gilmore ‘s ability to lead her sales team to exceed various sales goals, she was nominated for the 2012 Mike Wood Sales Manager of the Year Award, honoring the top performing sales manager in the company. Gilmore is heavily involved in strategically developing enhancements for the 2013 show floor such as the NWFA Pavilion, the Business Enrichment Center and several other new partnerships.
With more than 12 years of trade show experience at Hanley Wood Exhibitions, Gilmore will continue to cultivate her skills and bring much success to Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas.
Cree joined the Surfaces sales team in 2010. As account executive, she successfully managed exhibitor accounts and provided outstanding customer service. Cree excels in sponsorship sales, consistently brings new exhibitors into the show and is a leader on the Surfaces sales team.
During Cree’s first year, she was nominated for a Hanley Wood Red Point Award in the Competitive category. In recognition of her ability to routinely reach her sales goals, Cree was also nominated for the Michael J. Hanley Sales Person of the Year Award, honoring the top performing sales person in the company. She is responsible for leading sales initiatives in one of Surfaces’ new show features, the NWFA Pavilion, which will debut on the 2013 show floor.
Cree will continue to be an asset to the Surfaces sales team in her new position as senior account executive.
Surfaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013 will be held January 28-31 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Exhibits will be open Tuesday – Thursday and the Education Program opens Monday, January 28 and goes through Thursday. For more information on Sufaces | StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013, visit at www.Surfaces.com and www.StonExpo.com.