GES Announces Promotions of U.S. Exhibition Leaders

Jun 2015

GES Announces Promotions of U.S. Exhibition Leaders

Chuck Grouzard to lead U.S. Exhibition Sales team

LAS VEGAS – June 26, 2015 – Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full service provider for live events, announced the promotions of several experienced leaders on its U.S Exhibition Sales team.

ChuckGrouzardportraitGES promoted Chuck Grouzard to executive vice president of U.S. exhibition sales. In his new role, Grouzard is responsible for managing current GES accounts, strategically identifying and driving new business development, sales training and administration as well as industry development and participation. Grouzard joined GES in 1987 as a sales manager and has been promoted to positions of increasing responsibility. Grouzard is active in the industry and is past president of the Exhibition Services and Contractors Association (ESCA) and International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Midwest Chapter, and is a member of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). Grouzard is a Miller Heiman Certified Sales Trainer, and in 2014 he received ESCA’s President’s Award for outstanding contributions to ESCA and the exhibition industry.

“Chuck’s a proven leader who has earned the respect of our clients, our team and industry colleagues,” said GES Chief Sales Officer, Jeff Quade. “I’m confident that under his leadership, our U.S. Exhibitions Sales team will enhance our show organizers’ experience and deliver outstanding results by partnering with them to continuously exceed exhibitors’ expectations and increase attendee engagement at their events.”

“It’s an exciting time at GES, as we continue to evolve into a truly global resource for our clients and prospects,” said Grouzard. “I’m humbled to lead this talented and experienced team, and we look forward to helping our clients re-imagine the possibilities for their event.”

GES has also promoted Bob Ryley, John Loveless, CEM and Scott Crawford, CEM to vice presidents of national sales.

BobRyleyportraitRyley has been with GES for 27 years with roles in sales, account management and operations. He is also responsible for GES’ recognized Management Associate Program. Ryley is on the board of directors of ESCA and is active in IAEE and PCMA.


JohnLovelessportraitLoveless has been with GES for 26 years and has been promoted to sales and account management roles of increasing responsibility. Loveless will continue working with his existing portfolio of clients, in addition to focusing on strategic and tactical planning for generating and managing new business development and enhancing client services. Loveless earned his Certification in Exhibition Management (CEM) in 2011 and is active in local IAEE and PCMA chapters. He is also co-chair of the PCMA Exhibits and Trade Show Task Force and is a member of the 2016 Convening Leaders Content Committee.

ScottCrawfordportraitCrawford has been with GES for 17 years in a variety of sales management roles. In his new position, Crawford is responsible for generating and managing business development, maintaining client accounts and leading National Sales team members. Crawford is active in IAEE and PCMA. He earned his CEM designation in 2010.


PamelaMathersmallGES also announced that Pamela Mather, CEM has joined the company as director of national sales. Mather is based in Denver, Colorado and brings more than 20 years of experience in the events and exhibitions industry. Most recently, she was general manager of Brede Exposition Services in Denver. Mather is active in IAEE, Meeting Professionals International, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International and Meetings Industry Council of Colorado.

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 International Manufacturing Technology Show, MAGIC, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, National Restaurant Association, National Safety Council, Chicago Auto Show, and CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE. 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.” In addition, GES is committed to safety, service and sustainability and is the first company of its kind to achieve APEX/ASTM Sustainability Certification. Visit

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