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Mary Sullivan Harper Named AmericasMart Atlanta Senior Vice President

Mary Sullivan Harper has been named senior vice president of leasing for AmericasMart Atlanta’s Building Two permanent gift showrooms following her more than 14 years’ gift franchise leadership, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart Atlanta and its AMC, Inc. parent entity.

Sullivan Harper’s appointment to senior vice president, which was approved by the AMC Board of Directors at its October 25 meeting, builds upon her long–held vice presidency to affirm the significant contributions made to AmericasMart’s gift category growth, beginning with her AMC engagement in 1997.

Sullivan Harper began her AmericasMart tenure with responsibility for the sales, leasing and management of AmericasMart Building Two, primarily in the Gift category, which anchors closely aligned collections also housed in Building Two, including home accents, stationery and tabletop. She also played a significant role in the planning for and leasing of AmericasMart’s newest entity, Building Two West Wing, which opened in January 2009.

Waboba® Announces Dale Marx as New President of USA Division

Dale Marx’s career is taking a new bounce with Waboba USA. Following the company’s rapid success in the United States market, Waboba chose Marx to continue its expansion throughout North America and the Caribbean. Waboba began with its innovative Water Bouncing Ball technology and broadened the line with land-based games, extending the brand and its tag line, “Innovation is our game.”

Dale Marx

With his strong background in organizational development, management and sales, Marx was chosen to lead Waboba’s continued brand and market expansion. “We saw Dale Marx as a leader who has had impressive success in sporting goods, fitness, manufacturing and sales.¬†We believe he can continue Waboba’s growth, further expanding our international footprint,” said Jan von Heland, chairman and founder of the Swedish company.

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