Industry News 8/5/2008

Lori Kisner Promoted to Senior VP; Roy Turner Named Show Director

Lori Kisner Promoted to Senior VP; Roy Turner Named Show Director

After 21 years tenure at the industry’s largest and longest-running trade show – including fourteen successful years as show director, Lori Kisner has been promoted to senior vice president of dmg world media’s Business-to-Retailer division, reporting to Alan Steel, dmg world media executive vice president.

As senior vice president, Kisner will manage the new B2R portfolio which includes Surf Expo, the California Gift Show, San Francisco International Gift Fair, Seattle Gift Show, and Portland Gift Show. She will continue to work out of dmg world media’s office in Atlanta.

In a related move, Roy Turner, Surf Expo’s director of buyer relations, has been promoted to Surf Expo show director.

“Roy was named one of the industry’s most influential people by Transworld Business and has deep and long-lasting business relationships with most of the manufacturers and retailers Surf Expo serves,” says Kisner. “Few people in the industry have more longevity with Surf Expo. As a boardshop retailer for more than 25 years and then founder of the Board Retailers Association, he’s been to the last 46 shows – which is actually two shows more than me. We’re very excited to have him accept this new role.”

The next Surf Expo is September 12-14, 2008 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Additional information is available at www.surfexpo.com.