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Staff Changes Follow NYIGF Reorganization

GLM has announced a series of personnel changes, effective immediately, for the New York International Gift Fair team. Staffing changes include creation of new positions, a new hire, internal promotions and shifts in areas of responsibility based on the summer 2013 NYIGF reorganization.

According to Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president, “These staffing changes will facilitate the reorganization and introduction of four broad market collections— Home, Lifestyle, Craft and New— at the summer 2013 NYIGF. The new positions and related internal promotions are designed to maximize each team members’ contributions to the show and the market overall.”

Changes to the NYIGF team include two new positions: Sales Director for NYIGF Home and Sales Director for NYIGF Lifestyle. Responsibilities include oversight of exhibit floor layout changes and exhibitor relocations connected to changes planned for August 2013. Both of these positions report directly to Falkenberg.

Randi Mohr, a veteran member of the NYIGF staff, has been promoted to Sales Director for NYIGF Home Divisions. In this capacity, Mohr will oversee NYIGF’s Accent on Design, At Home, Gourmet Housewares Show and Tabletop divisions. In addition, she will continue to manage sponsorship and digital sales. Since joining GLM in 2003, Mohr has held increasing levels of responsibility on the NYIGF, most recently as sales manager for the Fair’s Accent on Design, Baby & Child and Studio, and served as a member of GLM’s sales team for the Gift Fair in Atlanta.

Mohr will oversee five member of NYIGF’s Home Sales team: Jaime Sikorjak, who has been promoted to sales manager of Accent on Design and Studio; Marc Delman, sales manager for Tabletop and Gourmet Housewares Show; Danielle Giacoponello, sales manager for At Home; Kristen Hamilton, sales representative for At Home; and Mary Hennessy, sales representative for Accent on Design, At Home, Gourmet Housewares Show and Tabletop.

Scott Kramer, a gift and home industry veteran and former member of the NYIGF team, has returned to GLM to serve as sales director for NYIGF Lifestyle Divisions. In this capacity, he will oversee the Baby & Child, General Gift, EX·TRACTS, New York’s Newest and Personal Accessories featuring Details divisions. Kramer has been with GLM for seven years— the first three for the Boston Gift Show and the last four for the NYIGF.

Kramer will oversee six members of NYIGF’s Lifestyle Sales team: Patricia Rivas, who has been promoted to sales manager of Baby & Child and will continue to work on New York’s Newest; Paula Bertolotti, sales manager for New York’s Newest; John Kelly, sales manager for General Gift; Melissa Engongoro, sales manager for Personal Accessories and EX·TRACTS; Nicole Climent, sales representative for General Gift; and Bibi Javed, sales representative for Personal Accessories and EX·TRACTS.

NYIGF’s Handmade divisions will continue to be managed by Liz Beauregard, sales manager, and Michelle Karol, sales representative. The newly launched Artisan Resource show will remain under the direction of Allison Rober, sales manager.