International Market Centers has announced strategic modifications that it said will streamline its gift and home décor team. The changes, said IMC, will create a single unified team supporting cross-category leasing for permanent and temporary presentations in Las Vegas, and for permanent home décor floors at the International Home Furnishings Center in High Point, NC.
“We are maximizing team leasing efforts to take best advantage of individual category expertise,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “This effort mirrors the strategic development of Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market and facilitates its growth as the industry’s premier western marketplace.”
IMC stated that it has promoted Lee Hershberg to the role of vp/Gift and Home Décor. He will continue reporting to Dorothy Belshaw, IMC’s president of the Gift and Home Décor Division. Hershberg will manage all category-related leasing efforts, a job that entails prospect development, key tenant and prospect account management, and new and renewal leasing activity. His team will include Boyd Tasker and Ron Radin, both leasing directors/Home Décor based in Las Vegas, as well as R.J. Maricich, newly appointed leasing manager/Home Décor, based in High Point.
In addition, IMC has promoted Pam Williams to leasing director/Gift, reporting to Lee Hershberg. Williams will manage day-to-day gift leasing activity as well as Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market tradeshow leasing. In addition to responsibility for adding new categories, as well as growth and repositioning of the temporary exhibits in Building C, Williams also maintains direct leasing responsibility for global craft and vintage accounts. Members of her team include: Cassie Catania, leasing manager/Gift, Sheri Makransky, leasing manager/Gift, Lindsay Pearson, leasing manager/Gift+Home Temporaries, Joy Jansen, leasing manager/Gift+Home Temporaries, and Keith Davis, leasing manager/Home and Design Temporaries.
Las Vegas Design Center vp Paul Watson assumes management of the c-ONE temporaries, working with Dorothy Belshaw and Keith Davis to launch a merchandised and juried presentation of design-forward, market-time showrooms on floor C1 for the Summer 2013 Market in Las Vegas.
IMC also said it had recruited experienced industry experts as consultants to supplement the full-time team’s efforts. Among them, Terence Morris, a 25-year industry veteran who has held positions with AmericasMart in Atlanta and the California Gift Show, will work with the gift leasing team to accelerate industry leader participation at the Las Vegas Market.