Every member of our family is empowered to do the right thing. We are servant leaders committed to Integrity, Compassion and Excellence.
Ray is a driven entrepreneur with almost 40 years in positions related to trade shows and exhibits, including Greyhound Exposition Services Co. and then United Exposition Service Co. Ray’s experience and unique vision of customer service led to the development of the Single Source Solution® for exhibitors and show managers. He introduced the term general service contracting to the tradeshow industry and created The Expo Group with its patented customer service model. Ray is an organizer and director of The Independent Bank of Texas and is very active in industry and community charities alongside his wife, Linda. Ray holds a bachelor of science degree from Northern Illinois University.
Randy has been in the tradeshow industry for more than 18 years. His responsibilities encompass execution of strategic planning as well as day-to-day operation tactics across the enterprise involving customer service, account management, information technology, human resources, warehousing, field operations and graphics design and production. He is an inventor of record for The Expo Group’s Automated Convention Processing System and Method (U.S. Pats. 6,557,007 and 6,721,763), the business process that enables the company to deliver its renowned Single Source Solution®. A Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from Texas A&M University and post-graduate studies in Owner President Management from Harvard Business School have prepared Randy for transitional leadership.
With almost 30 years of experience in the conventions industry, including managerial roles at Fairmont Hotels, Opryland Hotels and Loews Hotels, Terry brings myriad experience and proven ideas to his leadership role. He began his career in show management eventually serving as Vice President/General Manager for the International Concrete and Aggregates Show. He is active in several of our industry's associations. Terry holds a bachelor of science degree from Juniata College in Pennsylvania, a master's of science from Georgetown University and certificates in marketing and finance from Syracuse University.
Dana oversees all communication materials for in-house and client-side programs plus takes an active role in the innovative processes resulting in the creation of strategic and personalized experiential solutions. She is active in social media networks and has developed personalized solutions for several clients to take advantage of the impact of digital tools on events. Dana is a 12-year veteran of the company and the industry, to which she brings a strong service background from her days at Disneyland and a communications background forged in the newspaper industry. She earned bachelor of arts degrees in journalism and in history from Southern Methodist University and is often heard speaking at industry conferences and meetings.
Having joined the company in 2009, Bryan brings over 20 years experience in various senior financial management roles in the manufacturing, warehousing and logistics industries. He ran a steady ship at a few Fortune 500 companies after spending 15 years early in his career at one of the then-Big Eight public accounting firms, Coopers & Lybrand. A licensed CPA and attorney, Bryan holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Baylor University, where he also earned his Juris Doctorate. He is a member of Financial Executives International.
April has been with The Expo Group 20 years and has experience across all departments. This knowledge base allows her to recognize, develop and implement new products and services for trade shows, exhibits and all kinds of events. She is a leader in the industry for creating niche solutions that make the customer’s job easier. April is an inventor of record for The Expo Group’s Automated Convention Processing System and Method (U.S. Pats. 6,557,007 and 6,721,763). She has a bachelor of science degree in clothing, textiles and merchandising from Texas Tech University and is a board member of the Exhibit & Event Marketers Association.
Jason is not your typical VP of National Sales. He cut his teeth in our industry from the ground up and he knows what the customer wants and how to get it done. His experience in all facets of our business is invaluable to any client. His tenure as a Project Manager has provided him the valuable experience of working on some of the largest shows in the country. Jason’s number one goal is to make sure that The Expo Group exceeds his clients’ expectations. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University.
With almost 20 years of human resources management experience spanning several industries, Mark has proven himself to be a valuable leader excelling in strategic planning, leadership and organizational development, recruitment and selection, State and Federal government regulation compliance, and employee and labor relations. Mark earned a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of New Mexico and a master's in business administration from Colorado Technical University, both with an emphasis in human resources. He is a longstanding member of the Society of Human Resources Management.
Eric Payne relishes the prospect of leaving his fingerprints on the future of this industry and shepherding The Expo Group’s growth. He makes sure the company’s client commitments are met efficiently and consistently as the head of Corporate, Las Vegas, Chicago and future distribution facilities and teams. Eric’s expertise in cost reduction, customer profitability, merger and acquisition, and work stream analysis includes more than a decade at GES. Noting his two degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in addition to a stint at Bain and Company forces admission Eric is no slacker.
Bringing calm to the oft-chaotic sea of trade shows, Mitch watches over the company’s financial resources and works with colleagues and clients to enact effective solutions. Mitch joined the company in 2014 from custom exhibit house MC2, where he worked in various capacities including finance, operations and executive management. He holds a finance degree from University of Colorado as well as an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
For 20 years Bob Cash has helped lead The Expo Group team to deliver on our commitment to premier service while maximizing efficiencies and maintaining best practices. Bob began his career in this industry in 1980 and worked in sales and management at United Expositions before joining our team. Here he uses a sharp pencil to control costs, increase the volume of work with our business partners and implement consistent operational and financial processes. Bob attended the New York Institute of Technology.
For 15 years Nicole has worked to design creative spaces that engage people and solve branding challenges for corporations and associations. In 2003, Nicole became a 3D structural designer for a nationwide general contractor and soon was an account exec overseeing operations and logistics required to produce spaces she formerly had just designed. Experience in sales rounded out an all-encompassing knowledge of trade shows, meetings and events. She is known for her high-energy, determined attitude to achieve results for client partners and push creative boundaries to the limit, rethinking how people interact with and within physical spaces.
Corey is the mastermind and architect behind The Expo Group's transformational technology platforms. Having spent 20 years developing and architecting cutting-edge applications and frameworks, Corey brings abundant experience and foresight, allowing The Expo Group to push technology boundaries. At the root, Corey believes technology should make life easier, not harder. He leads internal teams to create human-centered solutions designed specifically to support our internal team and our clientele.
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