The GES leadership team has one goal - yours.


Above all, we are a service-based company dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of our clients. And nobody understands that more than our executive team. 

Though coming from diverse backgrounds and offering a range of specific expertise, each member’s role is remarkably similar: ensuring that your GES experience is everything you expected it to be. Anywhere in the world. And every time we work together.

Global Leadership Team


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Steve Moster | President

Steve is also President and CEO of Viad, GES’ parent company. He creates an environment that fosters collaboration and teamwork, allowing the Viad executive teams to draw on their experience and provide new ideas for our clients. His strong vision for GES creates a solid foundation for our team to find innovative ways to serve all our clients’ needs, no matter where they are in the world. All of which means you’ll have the service and insight you need for a better event, year after year.

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Wendy Gibson | EVP Global Marketing

Wendy is an accomplished B-to-B marketing leader with 25 years of experience leading marketing for fast-paced, high-growth companies. She’s passionate about global brand and marketing strategies and has an unwavering focus on voice of the customer. As EVP of GES’ Global Marketing, Wendy manages all aspects of marketing, including strategy, branding, lead generation, product marketing, corporate marketing, digital, social and business development.

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Rick Britton | EVP, Information Systems at Viad Corp

Rick is a versatile executive with record of innovation, collaboration and results. Accomplished at leading technology teams and operations for global enterprises with challenging computing, communications, and information processing needs. Expertise includes aligning technology strategies with corporate goals, leading major initiatives through complex global enterprises, and driving excellence in day to day operations. Excellent credentials enabling revenue growth and business productivity through the deployment of enterprise platforms including ERP, CRM, EPM, and Business Intelligence / analytics.

US Leadership


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Anthony Lau | COO

Service and execution are the foundation of every successful event. Anthony and his team are experts in planning and delivering flawless events and their customer service scores are a testament to the team’s commitment to outstanding service delivery.

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Michael Howe | EVP, onPeak|GES

Michael allows you to have more control over the total event experience by leading GES's Event Intelligence team and the event accommodations division. A native of New Zealand, Michael has worked and lived in many countries, giving him a wider appreciation of culture and people. Michael loves fast cars, a good Kiwi barbie and tight, well-managed hotel blocks.

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Eddie Newquist | EVP, CCO

Truth is, even if you build it, they still may not come. Unless you make it amazing. Eddie and his team bring the magic. His 25+ years working with studios such as Disney and Universal have given him a perspective rarely seen in our industry. And his leadership ensures your creative vision always comes through and won't be forgotten.

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Jeff Quade | CSO

As leader of the sales team, Jeff’s top priorities are to ensure you have a great relationship with your sales rep, to develop innovative pricing packages that deliver more value and to help your show or event reach its full potential.

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David Saef | EVP, MarketWorks and Strategy

Understanding your needs is fundamental. David and his team conduct ongoing research to make sure we are always in alignment with industry trends, growth projections and your needs. Through our MarketWorks division, his team can offer the same services for you and your event, focusing on strategy development and marketing initiatives that help you drive more success.

Regional Leadership


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Jason Popp | EVP, International

More and more business is going global. And if that includes your business, Jason is the one to make sure it gets anywhere you need it to go. His vision of global operations and growth ensures one point of contact and consistent workflows throughout our global service network.

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Mike Lecour | EVP, Canada

If your show or event is in Canada, Mike leads the team who gets it done. And in his nearly 15 years with GES, he’s brought strong growth and new management strategies to our Canadian regional offices that assure a better show experience every time.

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Yasser Al Maaytah | Managing Director, GES Middle East

From a small contracting business in Dubai to a strong service provider covering the exhibition and live events industry across the GCC, Yasser has directed the Middle East business into one that is more creative and focused, providing you with a dedicated team to deliver what you need, when you need it.