John’s adventure in the trade show industry began shortly after graduating from Virginia Tech University with a degree in Marketing Education, when he accepted a position with Andrews Bartlett. Displaying a feel for the industry early, John took what he learned in his first training program and fine-tuned the process to create the company’s first account-executive training course.
When Andrews Bartlett was purchased by GES in 1994 John became a Senior National Account Executive and opened and managed the company’s Philadelphia office. John joined Champion Exposition Services in 1999, opening the company’s D.C. office, and was promoted to VP of National Accounts in 2005.
John’s success formula is simple: “I always ask myself, ‘Is this is in the best interest of my customer?’ And if it is, I do it. If you provide great service to your show manager and exhibitors, everything will turn out great.”
John has joined NexxtShow as the Executive Vice President to bring new and exciting changes to an industry that he has always been so passionate about.