The Expo Group Honored With Nelson Award

The Expo Group Honored With Nelson Award

February 4th, 2016 0 Comments

Irving, Texas – Feb 5, 2016 – The Expo Group was selected as the recipient of this year’s Nelson Award by the Irving Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at the Irving Hospitality Industry Annual Meeting on Tuesday afternoon.  Named in honor of golfing great Byron Nelson, whose namesake PGA golf tournament has been played annually for over 30 years in the city of Irving, the Nelson Award recognizes an Irving-based company, organization, or individual that has put the city in a positive spotlight through public relations, marketing or advertising.

“By having a significant marketing, public relations, communications and social media presence in the exposition industry all while proudly maintaining an Irving dateline, The Expo Group was cited as bringing positive exposure to the city from all corners of the country,” said Maura Gast, Executive Director of the Irving CVB.

In addition, The Expo Group’s longstanding local charitable efforts to area non-profits were recognized at the event.

“Meetings and exhibitions mean business here in Irving. We are proud to have our corporate headquarters in this vibrant city, and proud to make such a difference to the men, women and children who live and work here,” says Ray Pekowski, President and CEO of The Expo Group. “Community is important to our company, and in our industry. Our marketing and public relations efforts have always recognized that, and we will continue to grow the dialogue across multiple channels.”

Ray and Linda Pekowski proudly show off The Nelson Award given to The Expo Group.

Accepting the award on behalf of The Expo Group were President and CEO Ray Pekowski, his wife Corporate Director Linda Pekowski, Vice President of Communications Dana Freker Doody and Interactive Marketing Manager Todd Carruth. 

Past recipients of the Nelson Award include Conference USA and College Football Playoff. 


About The Expo Group

The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner helping clients rethink how to optimize for success. The Dallas-area company also has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. Learn more at or contact Dana Freker Doody directly at 972.580.9000 x1644, or on Twitter @theexpogroup.

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