2014 SMOTY Winners

2014 SMOTY Winners

October 20th, 2014 0 Comments

Presenting the 2014 The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Honorees

Irving, Texas – Oct. 21, 2014 – Since 2000, The Expo Group has been honoring an elite group of trade show professionals.  That tradition continues with a new class of The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Award recipients. 

Congratulations to the 2014 SMOTY winners:

Tier I, 150 booths or less: Katie Herritage, CMM, CMP, CSEP of Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Wounded Warrior Project

 Tier II, 151-300 booths: Katie Stern of UBM Tech
University of Central Florida – Rosen College of Hospitality Management

 Tier III, 301-700 booths: David Grindle of United States Institute for Theatre Technology
1) United States Institute for Theatre Technology 2) Syracuse Vocal Ensemble

 Tier IV, 701-1,500 booths: Jeffrey T. Ley of United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
Wounded Warrior Project

Tier V, more than 1,500 booths: Susan Newman of National Retail Federation
Charites: 1)
So Others May Eat  2) Susan G. Komen

Each of the honorees will be presented the iconic SMOTY obelisk trophy at the TSNN Awards gala celebrating trade show excellence. In addition, a donation will be made to the charity of their choice, continuing a tradition that has resulted in more than $75,000 given to various charitable organizations in honor of SMOTY winners.

“The independent panel of judges struggles annually to choose winners from among the group of smart, talented nominees,” says Ray Pekowski, President and CEO of The Expo Group. “This year was no different, and I continue to be impressed with how all the nominees work to create innovation on their shows and craft fascinating experiences for their attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.”

This year’s judging panel consisted of David DuBois, executive director of the International Association for Exhibitions and Events; Sam Lippman of Lippman Connects; Michael D. Lynn of L-3 Communications, 2014 The Expo Group Exhibit Marketer of the Year award winner; Kendra Nicastro, a previous winner of The Expo Group SMOTY Award; and Rachel Wimberly, editor-in-chief and publisher of Trade Show News Network.

Any individual responsible for the production of a trade or association show in North America is eligible to win, regardless of any affiliation with The Expo Group. Self-nominations are accepted as well as those from clients, colleagues and supplier partners.

Visit http://bit.ly/SMOTYAWARDS to meet previous award winners and learn more about the program. Visit http://www.t-awards.com/ to learn more about the TSNN Awards weekend, scheduled Nov. 14-16 in Cleveland.


About The Expo Group

The Expo Group is the Single Source® general contractor providing fascinating experiences for exhibitions and events with a personal touch. The Dallas-based company also has offices in Boston, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972-751-9644, ddoody@theexpogroup.com or on Twitter @theexpogroup.


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