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The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards

The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards

The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards Honorees Unveiled for 2017

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Four show managers have been selected to receive The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) award for excellence in serving their attendee and exhibitor communities.

Since 2000, The Expo Group has honored unsung heroes committed innovation and service.

“The Expo Group SMOTY awards program is one way we give back to the industry, and we are proud to honor people adopting new ideas and creating change,” said President and COO of The Expo Group Randy Pekowski.

He added, “These honorees are not our clients, they are simply show managers doing great work that should be recognized.”

2017 The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year honorees are the following:

 

Tier I: 1 to 200 booths: Jennifer Wishart of SmithBucklin

Tier II: 201 to 500 booths: Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES of The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.

Tier III: 501 to 1,500 booths: Christine Salmon of Diversified Communications

Tier IV: 1,501 or more: Tom Carbott of MHI

SMOTY awardees are known for their commitment and drive. They pay attention to the details that create an awesome show experience, leading the SMOTY judging panel to select them from among the nominees.

The crystal SMOTY obelisk trophies will be presented Aug. 22 during the TSNN Awards Gala Celebration in New Orleans!

In addition, The Expo Group will donate $500 in each honoree’s name to the preferred charity. Since 2000 the SMOTY program has resulted in more than $75,000 donated by The Expo Group and matching funds honoring individual winners.

SMOTY awards are judged by an independent panel and are open to anyone responsible for the production of an event with exhibition space, again; regardless of any affiliation with The Expo Group. Nominations are accepted year-round at www.theexpogroup.com.

Visit HERE to meet previous award winners and learn more about the program.

2016 Honorees

 

 

Tier I – 1 to 150 booths

Leslie Wiernik, Executive Director, National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Charity: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Tier II – 151 to 300 booths

David Heilbrunn, Show Manager, Coffee Fest. Charity: Café Femenino Foundation

Tier III – 301 to 700 booths

Amy Schwandt, Show Manager, AC Business Media
Charity: Annie’s Locker

Tier IV – 701 to 1,500 booths

Lisa Allen, Senior Show Manager, Informa Exhibitions
Charity: National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Tier V – 1,501+ booths

Jo Ann Miller Marshall, Executive Vice President, AmericasMart Atlanta
Charity: St. James United Methodist Church, Atlanta




 
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"The dedication, innovation and downright determination of the people in this business continually impresses me and the judging panel, as well," says Ray Pekowski, President and CEO of The Expo Group. "We began this program to give back to the community by honoring unsung heroes, and I am proud the SMOTYs continue to honor people doing some amazing things with their show.”

Each SMOTY winner received the iconic SMOTY obelisk trophy and was honored with a donation made in their name to the charity or educational institution of their choice.

Anyone responsible for the production of an event with exhibition space is eligible for the awards, regardless of any affiliation with The Expo Group. 

Visit http://theexpogroup.com/e/AboutUs/SMOTY.aspx to meet previous award winners and learn more about the program.

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