SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA, February 27, 2014 – Emerald Expositions today announced the promotion of Lori Jenks, to senior vice president, Operations, effective immediately. In this new and expanded role, Jenks will oversee operations for the entire Emerald Expositions portfolio, which totals 85+ tradeshows, events and conferences.
“Lori has been instrumental in the successful planning and execution of operations for over 60 Emerald Expositions tradeshows, conferences and other events each year,” commented David Loechner, CEO, Emerald Expositions. “The leadership, vision and innovation she brings to this position play an integral role in the continued success and growth of our brands.”
“Emerald’s recent acquisition of GLM expanded the size, scope and geographic reach of our business to more then 85 events each year,” said Jenks. “I’m looking forward to working with our growing Emerald team, along with host cities, venues and third party vendors, to ensure the continued production of efficient, welcoming market experiences for our customers.”
Jenks has worked with Emerald Expositions and its predecessors for more than 20 years, and most recently served as vice president, Operations. She is based in the company’s San Juan Capistrano, CA headquarters, and reports directly to Loechner.
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 85 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting over 525,000 buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including gift, home and general merchandise; sports; hospitality and retail design; jewelry, luxury, and antiques; e-commerce; photography; decorated apparel; building; healthcare; and military. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries.