IMC hires 3 new leasing directors to support gift division growth
Michael J. Knell -- Furniture Today, May 22, 2012
LAS VEGAS -- International Market Centers hired three new gift leasing directors to further promote Gift + Home at Las Vegas Market as the west's premier destination for the total gift and home industry, according to the market entity.
Scott Kramer, Pam Williams and Dianne Woellner-Krupp join IMC as leasing directors, tasked with growing IMC's west coast platform at Las Vegas Market with new gift suppliers. In their new positions, all three directors will also be responsible for launching new categories in World Market Center Las Vegas' permanent showrooms and the gift temporaries/trade show.
Prior to joining the IMC team, Kramer was most recently an exhibit sales manager with the New York International Gift Fair. In that position, he was responsible for maintaining an exhibitor base of 700-plus accounts and prospecting new vendors. Prior to joining NYIGF, he was a gift retailer in the Northeast.
Williams joins IMC with more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience. She most recently worked as divisional sales director for the California Gift Show, where she had been the top sales producer for the past five years. In her position with the gift show, she created innovative strategies and destinations, including Kentia and World Style.
Woellner-Krupp most recently worked as director of category: consumer products licensing division for the Walt Disney Company, where she was responsible for strategic brand planning, contract negotiations and new business development. Her focus was on stationery and social expression gifts.
"The addition of Scott, Pam and Dianne brings IMC a diverse set of competencies across different product categories and communities, from general gift, to handmade and craft, to stationery and licensing products," said Dorothy Belshaw, who was recently named IMC's president of gift. "Collectively they will add the necessary strength, relationships and firepower to our existing leasing team's efforts, firmly positioning World Market Center Las Vegas as the western hub of total home resources."
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