Las Vegas Market has expanded roles for veteran gift and home décor leasing executives, Joy Jansen and Leanna John. The duo are assuming responsibilities for select gift, lifestyle, gourmet housewares and specialty tabletop floors in Building C, beginning with the winter Las Vegas Market, upon the departure of Cassie Catania, who has left the company to pursue interests outside the industry.
Jansen will assume responsibility for floors C-One and C11, centering on gourmet housewares and specialty tabletop suppliers. She has been with IMC for more than three years as gift and home leasing manager, initially responsible for expanding the Handmade temporary exhibits. During the last two years, she has been instrumental in launching the Lifestyle Collection on C10.
John will maintain responsibility for floors C8 and C9 and also will assume Jansen’s previous responsibility for C10, focusing on gift and lifestyle vendors. She joined IMC in December 2014 as gift leasing manager. She previously worked for Urban Expositions for five years, serving as group show director managing sales and day-to-day management for the California Gift Show and San Francisco International Gift Fair.
Jansen and John both will continue to report to Terence Morris, senior director of gift leasing.
“Las Vegas Market has experienced significant growth— in quality of resources and showroom occupancy— both of which can be attributed in large part to Joy and Leanna’s contributions,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of gift and home décor, International Market Centers. “Based on their demonstrated abilities, strong industry relationships and knowledge, we have decided to reallocate account management responsibilities and place our continued expansion into their capable hands.”