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Urban Expositions Names Joan Ulrich Vice President of New Business Development
Urban Expositions has appointed Joan C. Ulrich to the newly created post of Vice President of New Business Development. Ulrich’s responsibilities will be overseeing the research and development of ongoing new business growth opportunities as well as working with Urban’s newly acquired Airport Revenue News (ARN) division. Ulrich will report to Urban Expositions Management Partners Doug Miller and Tim von Gal. Urban Expositions acquired Airport Revenue News in December of 2011.
“Our company has experienced significant growth in recent years and we’re always looking for new acquisition and start-up opportunities that can enhance and strengthen the industries we serve, as well as our own business model,” said Doug Miller, president, Urban Expositions. “Joan’s extensive trade show industry experience and proven business development skills will be invaluable in helping us take our company to the next level.”
In addition to her responsibilities with the ARN division, Ulrich will research new and existing markets to uncover potential acquisition and start-up opportunities. She will also work closely with Urban Expositions Vice President Donna Guess, who directs sales and marketing efforts for the company’s established portfolio of trade shows, including the newly acquired Portland Gift & Accessories Show, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland Cash & Carry Shows.