This Just In
  • Tom Cindric joins Winsight as President, Exhibitions to oversee National Restaurant Show. Mary Pat Heftman now Vice Chairman of Winsight.
  • Emerald Expositions Events Inc. tapped former UBM exec, Sally Shankland, to serve as its President and CEO. Phil Evans continues as CFO.
  • The division of Informa PLC created by the combination of UBM and Informa has been renamed and rebranded as Informa Markets.
  • Trade Show Executive won three prestigious ASBPE “Azbee” Awards in Chicago. TSE is also a national finalist for Magazine of the Year Award.
  • Informa PLC launched Informa Ventures offering capital, access to markets, mentorship, and expertise to knowledge and information start-ups.
  • Freeman Vice Chair Carrie Freeman Parsons promoted to Chair replacing Don Freeman, who will become Chairman Emeritus in July.
  • Marketplace Events (MPE), producer of 66 consumer shows in North America, acquired the Arizona Bridal Shows from Townsquare Live Events LLC.
  • Nominations for 2019 Trailblazers Opens for Trade Show Executive’s Trailblazers program which recognizes the industry’s up-and-comers.
  • Informa Exhibitions reported a 6.7% jump in underlying revenues for 2018 even as it absorbed the blockbuster acquisition of UBM.

Industry Job Board

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April 2019

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Magnificent Mile Association

Location: Chicago

Position Summary: The Magnificent Mile Association, a 106-year old community business, trade organization is searching for a new President and Chief Executive Officer to lead an experienced staff, board of directors and active members.

Headquartered in the heart of the Magnificent Mile at Michigan Avenue and Ontario Street in downtown Chicago, the President and CEO leads a team consisting of staff directors that oversee administration, advocacy and government relations, member services, marketing and development. 

The successful candidate should be a competent and experienced leader who is a strategic thinker, a great communicator, has business acumen, political savvy and is a strong financial manager.  The Association is searching for a problem solver, decision-maker and a performance and results driven manager. 

Media experience is necessary to serve as the Association’s spokesperson. This position requires a candidate who is a staff mentor and leader and someone who is comfortable representing the Association publicly, among sister organizations and to city government, while advocating for members with government officials. 

The successful candidate will lead the board of directors in preserving, promoting and protecting one of Chicago’s greatest assets, North Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. 

Education required, B.A. or higher, association certification is a plus; 5 or more years of senior management experience in leading an accomplished organization and team.


Budget Management/Finance

Media Relations Management/Marketing

Salary and benefits are competitive in the market; please submit your resume in confidence to

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