September 6, 2011
AMC Tradeshows Names Executive Vice President

According to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and COO of AmericasMart Atlanta and its AMC, Inc. parent entity, JoAnn Miller-Marshall has been named executive vice president of AMC Tradeshows, bringing all AmericasMart home, gift and apparel and LIGHTFAIR International sales under her direction.

Miller’s promotion follows a 19-year AMC tenure during which the AmericasMart temporaries have grown exponentially under her leadership, notably through the addition of signature categories and collections and the expansion of a large and growing exhibitor base now occupying all exhibit halls across the AmericasMart campus.

“JoAnn has grown our tradeshow business nationally and globally – not only in sheer numbers of exhibitors and booths, but in an equally important long list of innovations, including new categories, new programs and new ways of serving our customers,” Portman said. “This advancement affirms her incredible gifts and talents and signals continuing growth for our tradeshows business.”

Among Miller’s most important and celebrated achievements are the AmericasMart HIGH DESIGN juried collection, the Collegiate Licensed Products Pavilion, the Body & Soul Boutique and Handmade collections and, most recently, Birding & Backyard Nature and the HD HOME category.

Miller’s appointment as tradeshows executive vice president will help further unify all AMC tradeshows sales under a single direction for enhanced customer service and convenience across all business lines. In addition, show officials said the change supports the growing link between gift, home and apparel, as evidenced in the new alignment of AmericasMart’s fall home, gift, gourmet and apparel markets, with apparel running Oct. 13-17 and home/gift/gourmet staged Oct. 14-16.

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