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OUR LEADERSHIP


Tom Baugh

Tom Baugh, CEO

A consummate event pro, Tom’s 30-plus years of experience in consumer and trade shows really runs the gamut: facility management, general contracting, sales management, show ownership and more.

Prior to joining the company in 2003, Tom was a vice president at the venerable International Management Group (IMG), where he headed the firm’s national sponsorship initiatives, as well as managed the team formed to launch consumer shows. He also managed consumer and trade show groups for esteemed Advanstar Expositions.

Tom is the past president of the Home & Garden Show Executives International (HGSEI) and has served in leadership positions for the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the National Association of Consumer Shows (NACS). He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, a fantasy football fanatic and a scratch-handicap golfer!

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MarkWhite

Mark White, CFO

Math-whiz Mark completed his accounting designation with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London, UK in 1992 and joined the company in March 1993 as group controller. He quickly rose to controller, then vice president of finance (while doing a simultaneous stint in show management), and finally CFO.

Based in California when he’s not on a plane (but he’s usually on a plane), Mark plays a key role in corporate research and development, mergers and acquisitions, divestures and strategic planning. Mark’s a graduate of Exeter University.

Despite his high-ranking role, important fiduciary responsibilities and very royal-sounding British accent, he’s a really nice guy!

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Lisa Kropf, COO

Comprised of equal parts drive and smarts, Lisa oversees the company’s consumer and exhibitor marketing, sales & sponsorship, corporate communications, and research & development.

An entrepreneur at heart, Lisa came to the company in 2004 when her PR firm was retained to manage consumer food shows launched in partnership with television’s popular Food Network.

During her 13 years as principal at Kropf Public Relations (when you’re really good, you put your name on the door), her firm provided marketing services for several consumer shows, Pepsi, IMG, Advanstar, PBS, an HGTV show, and others. Lisa’s worked on more than 100 different events in her 25-plus-years career!

A Clevelander since birth and a loyal Browns fan, Lisa was named one of the city’s "50 Most Interesting People" by Cleveland magazine. She is a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and is a member of NACS, SISO, IEG, and IAEE.

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Paul Schweitzer VP Business Development

Sue Huff VP Sales

Shelly Gepfert VP Marketing

Stacey Charkow VP Finance & HR

Brent Keller Vice President

Ryan Rose Vice President

Jill Kivett VP Sponsorship

Shalini Mitchell VICE PRESIDENT

Sylvie Munroe President of Expo Media Inc.

Frank Bird President, Marketing Services

Joanne Carry Digital Marketing Director

Arslan Ghani IT Director

Roy Gedge Strategic Systems Director

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