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NYIGF shifts staff, promotes two to newly created posts

Retail Editor 4 -- Home Textiles Today, October 19, 2012

White Plains, NY - In tandem with the summer 2013 reorganization of its New York International Gift Fair into four broad market collections, GLM has made a series of personnel changes, effective immediately.

Staffing shifts include creation of new positions, a new hire, internal promotions and shifts in areas of responsibility, the company said.

"These staffing changes will facilitate the reorganization and introduction of four broad market collections - Home, Lifestyle, Craft and New - at the summer 2013 NYIGF," said Christian Falkenberg, NYIGF director and GLM vice president.

Randi Mohr, a member of the NYIGF staff since 2003, has been promoted to the newly created post of sales director for NYIGF Home Divisions. She will oversee NYIGF's Accent on Design, At Home, Gourmet Housewares Show and Tabletop divisions. In addition, she continues to manage sponsorship and digital sales.

Mohr now oversees five member of NYIGF's Home Sales team: Jaime Sikorjak, who has been promoted to sales manager of Accent on Design and Studio; Marc Delman, sales manager for Tabletop and Gourmet Housewares Show; Danielle Giacoponello, sales manager for At Home; Kristen Hamilton, sales representative for At Home; and Mary Hennessy, sales representative for Accent on Design, At Home, Gourmet Housewares Show and Tabletop.

Scott Kramer, a gift and home industry veteran and former member of the NYIGF team, has returned to GLM as sales director for NYIGF Lifestyle Divisions - a newly created post. He oversees the Baby & Child, General Gift, Ex•Tracts, New York's Newest and Personal Accessories featuring Details divisions.
Kramer now oversees six members of NYIGF's Lifestyle Sales team: Patricia Rivas, who has been promoted to sales manager of Baby & Child and continues to work on New York's Newest; Paula Bertolotti, sales manager for New York's Newest; John Kelly, sales manager for General Gift; Melissa Engongoro, sales manager for Personal Accessories and Es•Tracts; Nicole Climent, sales representative for General Gift; and Bibi Javed, sales representative for Personal Accessories and EX•TRACTS.

NYIGF's Handmade divisions will continue to be managed by Liz Beauregard, sales manager, and Michelle Karol, sales representative. The newly launched Artisan Resource show will remain under the direction of Allison Rober, sales manager.


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