September 19, 2014
Emerald Expositions Announces NY NOW Staff Changes

Emerald Expositions announced that three veterans of the tradeshow industry, and long-time members of the NY NOW sales team, have been promoted. Randi Mohr and Scott Kramer have been appointed to the new positions of vice president, show directors for NY NOW, and Allison Garafalo has been promoted to sales director. These three internal promotions, all of which are effective immediately, include a restructuring of the market’s senior leadership roles and responsibilities.
In these new roles, Mohr will assume responsibility for NY NOW’s sales processes and systems management in addition to her continued direction of NY NOW’s HOME Collection. Kramer will continue to oversee NY NOW’s LIFESTYLE and NEW! Collections, with new additional responsibility for oversight of NY NOW’s HANDMADE Collection as well as the concurrent Artisan Resource.
As part of this restructuring, the role of senior vice president, NY NOW – formerly held by Christian Falkenberg – has been eliminated and both Mohr and Kramer will report directly to Christopher McCabe, executive vice president, Emerald Expositions.
Allison Garafalo also has been promoted to sales director, with continued responsibility for Artisan Resource and new responsibility for NY NOW’s HANDMADE Collection. Additionally, Garafalo will play a supportive role with Emerald Expositions’ International Sourcing efforts. Garafalo will report to Kramer, and Michelle Karol, HANDMADE sales manager, now will report to Garafalo.
“These changes will strengthen NY NOW’s already strong foundation and will position it for continued success,” McCabe said. “These internal promotions emphasize Emerald Expositions’ commitment to recognizing and rewarding very talented people, and the related restructuring of NY NOW’s sales team allows for the seamless sharing of best practices and an efficient use of resources as Emerald Expositions continues to grow and evolve.”
The winter 2015 edition of Artisan Resource will take place Saturday, Jan. 31, through Tuesday, Feb. 3, at New York City’s Pier 94, alongside NY NOW.  Artisan Resource is managed by Emerald Expositions and organized with the assistance of ByHand Consulting.
The winter 2015 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, will run Saturday, Jan. 31, through Wednesday, Feb. 4, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Pier 94. NY NOW’s comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE, HANDMADE and NEW! – will encompass 100,000 products in more than 400 product categories.

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