Reed Exhibitions appoints new US president Americas

Herve Sedky, President of Reed Exhibitions (RX) Americas, has announced a change to the company’s leadership structure in the US.

Debbie Evans, currently the President of RX South East Asia and Australia, is moving to the US to take on the role of President, RX US.

Debbie currently runs an RX business spanning 5 countries and over 50 events. Prior to this, she held the position of managing director of Reed’s Australian business, which she successfully grew via launch and acquisition.

Sedky commented: “I could not be more thrilled to welcome Debbie to help lead Reed Exhibitions US. Debbie’s unique ability to balance the needs of the business, the needs of our customers and the needs of our people are what made her the perfect candidate to lead our business forward.”

Management changes at Reed also include the departures of Melissa Ashley (SVP), Ed Several, (SVP) and Matt Logan (SVP), who will all be leaving Reed Exhibitions to pursue new opportunities.

With these departures, Yancy Weinrich, SVP, will now be responsible for the Vision Expo events in addition to her Jewellery and Golf portfolios, Michael Mandl, GVP, will extend his show responsibilities and take on the Global Gaming Expo and the National Hardware Show, and Book Expo will move to Michael Kisken’s (VP) portfolio, and will be led by Jenny Martin (Event Manager).

Debbie’s appointment completes the transformation of the senior leadership for the US. Both Debbie and Lance Fensterman, President of the Global ReedPOP business, will report to Herve Sedky.


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