GES Announces Promotions of Vin Saia and Terry Campanaro

Jun 2015

GES Announces Promotions
of Vin Saia and Terry Campanaro

Industry leaders with proven results in partnering with brand clients
to provide strategic global exhibition and congress program management.

LAS VEGAS – June 4, 2015 – Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full-service provider for live events, announced the promotions of Vin Saia and Terry Campanaro to further grow its Corporate Accounts business. GES’ Corporate Accounts group manages exhibit programs for many leading brands including Bristol-Myers Squibb, General Dynamics, Pfizer and Philips.

Vin Saia was promoted to executive vice president of corporate accounts. In his new role, Saia is responsible for leading the sales, creative and operations functions of the group.

“Clients have told us they appreciate a partner who can deliver turnkey global program management services while increasing program performance and enhancing attendee engagement,” said Saia. “I’m excited to lead our talented team as we deliver superior results, value and exceptional service to our clients and optimize GES’ considerable in-house program management, creative and operational capabilities.”

Saia has been with GES for 12 years. Previous positions include vice president of client relations, general manager of Boston and director of sales in Boston. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

GES also promoted Terry Campanaro to senior vice president of client relations - corporate accounts. In her new role, she is responsible for leading the sales efforts of the Corporate Accounts group, overseeing and developing the strategic global program management capabilities and new business development activities.

“I’m enthusiastic about leading our account teams in our efforts to deliver the very best in strategic exhibition and congress program management services on a global basis,” said Campanaro. “Our goal is to bring our clients’ brands to life on the show floor while reducing costs and providing an exceptional attendee experience.”

Campanaro has been with GES for 22 years. Previous positions include vice president of client relations, vice president of client relations – healthcare and director of sales in Pittsburgh. She was also senior vice president of sales and marketing at Elan Communications, an in-house marketing agency at Exhibitgroup/Giltspur. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Clarion University.

“Vin, Terry and their talented teams have earned the trust of our clients and made GES the exhibition program provider of choice for many leading brands,” said GES Chief Sales Officer, Jeff Quade. “We’re dedicated to helping our clients succeed by managing their exhibit programs wherever they are in the world. The GES team manages programs locally and produces them globally to ensure optimal performance for our clients.”

The GES Corporate Accounts group provides complete, turnkey global exhibition and congress program management services including strategic consultation, exhibit design and fabrication, graphic design and production, interactive/multi-media design and production, performance measurement, installation and dismantle services, logistics management, storage and warehousing, audio visual rentals and technical support, event accommodations and registration management and promotional marketing services.

About GES
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing exhibitions, conferences, congresses, corporate events, exhibits and entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide range of services, including official show services, audio visual, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services and event accommodations – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, General Dynamics, L’Oreal, Pfizer and Philips. GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Programâ„  for the past six years, and for the sixth year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information visit www.ges.com.

Contact:
Detra Page
702.515.5627 – office
dpage@ges.com

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