GLM adds to senior management team
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, January 31, 2013
White Plains, N.Y. - Trade show organizer GLM has appointed Craig Dooley to senior vp and group show director for the IR Events Group, which it acquired in November.
Working from GLM's downtown Chicago office, Dooley will report to ceo Charles McCurdy.
In the newly created role, Dooley will oversee the strategy, operations, and expansion - including conference development, sales, marketing, financial management, operations and total show administration - of the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, Internet Retailer Mobile Marketing & Commerce Forum and the Internet Retailer Web Design & Usability Conference. He will also lead the expansion of the IR Events Group through co-locations with GLM shows, including the recently announced Internet Retailer event at Surf Expo, as well as anticipated freestanding IRCE-style events in North America, Asia and Europe.
Dooley also will be responsible for management of the existing IR Events team, which will remain in place.
"As the nation's largest conference and exhibition devoted to e-commerce developments and technologies, the IR Events brand holds a critical, leading position among both tech and business audiences," commented Dooley.
Dooley's 20 years of experience includes both the technology and events industries, having served in senior level marketing and strategy roles for MMPI - owner and operator of integrated showroom and office buildings and trade show facilities - and Inforte Corporation, a technology consulting and systems integration firm, among other organizations.
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