The Dallas Market Center has named Kelly Bristol to the post of vp/trade show business development.
Bristol will be responsible for the strategic planning, merchandising and leasing of the temporary exhibits at the Dallas Total Home & Gift Markets. She will report to Joan Ulrich, evp/leasing.
She was most recently the show director for the National Stationery Show and was previously employed by Emerald Exhibitions, where she served in leadership positions since 1999.
“Kelly is a respected leader who has anticipated important shifts in the industry while creating and maintaining positive relationships with manufacturers, buyers, and agents around the world,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “I am confident that her innovative and creative approach to trade shows will deliver tremendous value for our marketplace, including adding many new resources and enhancing the overall market experience.”