Urban Expositions promotes Ulrich to new post

Atlanta – Urban Expositoins, organizer of numerous gift shows around the country, has appointed Joan Ulrich to the newly created position of vp of marketing and specialty shows.

She joined Urban Expositions in January 2012 as vp of new business development, overseeing the ARN, SOFA and Foodservice divisions, as well as researching and developing new growth opportunities. Prior to that, she spent 14 years with Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI). Previously, she was a national account executive for Enesco and held sales and management positions for other companies including General Mills and McNeil Consumer Products Company (a division of Johnson & Johnson).

"Joan has been an invaluable member of our team for the past two-plus years, focusing on our new acquisitions and exploring future growth opportunities," said Doug Miller, president, Urban Expositions. "This new position is truly custom-tailored to her extensive background, knowledge and expertise in the gift industry."

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