Menefee Moving To Urban Expositions Cash And Carry Division
Monday July 23rd, 2012 - 11:50AM
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Urban Expositions is bringing gift and home industry veteran Chris Menefee on to the executive sales team for its cash and carry division. In his new role, Menefee will work in tandem with Jim Walker on sales and operations for the company's West Coast Christmas Cash & Carry Shows in Portland, San Francisco and Seattle, as well as the cash and carry divisions of the San Francisco International Gift Fair, Seattle Gift Show, California Gift Show and Portland Gift & Accessories Show.
The new position marks a return to Urban Expositions for Menefee, who handled sales/project management work for the trade show company from 2003 to 2005.
"We are pleased to welcome Chris to our growing sales management team," said Doug Miller, president, Urban Expositions. "His proven sales skills, coupled with his extensive trade show experience, long-term industry relationships and management abilities, will be key to helping us reach our immediate and long-term growth goals."
Menefee's most recent experience was as vp/permanent services, staffing and recruiting for Execusource. Prior to that, Menefee was vp/sales sales for Smart Furniture.
To his new position, Menefee also brings more than 25 years of experience in the gift and home trade show industries where he worked for GLM, focusing on new business development, as well as management and sales of its gift and general merchandise segments. He also worked for Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. serving as vp/leasing of permanent and temporary space for the company's former High Point, NC property, Market Square. He was also vp/AmericasMart, overseeing leasing efforts for the company's permanent gift showrooms.
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