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Gabrielle Weiss Named Publisher and Editor of Trade Show Executive

, Staff
March 26, 2017
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Chicago—Trade Show Executive (TSE) is extremely pleased to announce that Gabrielle “Gabi” Weiss has been appointed Publisher and Editor of Trade Show Executive. She succeeds former Publisher Darlene Gudea, who will remain TSE’s President.

“Gabi was a natural choice as Darlene streamlines her focus on being president of the media group. Darlene is instrumental in growing the events currently in place and will participate in new initiatives now being planned,” said Richard “Rick” Simon, Chairman of Trade Show Executive. “In the interest of furthering the continued growth of the magazine, Gabi will now also work on special projects that will enhance the magazine’s scope.”

Those projects include working with Simon and Gudea to create a marketing research department that will offer customized services and reports based on TSE’s extensive data bank, a major enhancement of TSE’s digital offerings and upgrade to the website, and the expansion of TSE’s awards and events both domestically and globally.  

“Under the guidance of Darlene and Rick, along with our knowledgeable and talented team, I am excited to develop new data-driven initiatives, expand on our impactful events, and continue to serve our readers and our industry,” said Weiss.

Simon and Gudea tapped Weiss to serve as Managing Editor last August. Prior to that role, Weiss oversaw the creation of content and communication strategies for TSE’s parent company, United Service Companies. She successfully led efforts to brand United’s security group, which included message development; creating sales and marketing materials; designing webinars; and produced and directed a promotional film. She also led the relaunch of the company’s social media platform.

Before coming to United, Weiss worked for prominent public affairs agencies and as a freelance journalist in Chicago, where she was nominated for the prestigious Lisagor Award for her coverage of homeless women on Chicago’s North Side. Weiss holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Roosevelt University in Chicago where she also studied journalism.

Reach Richard “Rick” Simon at (312) 922-8558 or; Darlene Gudea at (760) 889-8585 or; Gabrielle Weiss at (312) 493-7753 or



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