Townsend Group Now a Subsidiary of SmithBucklin

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Chicago, IL – The Townsend Group has been acquired by SmithBucklin and will operate as a separate subsidiary of the Chicago-based association management firm.

The Townsend Group is based in the Washington, DC area and provides exhibit, sponsorship, advertising sales and overall management services for associations. Its founder and CEO, Holly Townsend, will remain president of the company while reporting to James McNeil, senior vice president of SmithBucklin and president of Information, Inc., which is also owned by SmithBucklin.

Henry Givray, president and CEO of SmithBucklin, said the combined companies would be “the largest provider of specialized event and publishing services to associations on a full-service and outsourced basis.”

Reach Henry Givray at (800) 539-9740 or hgivray@smithbucklin.com; Holly Townsend at (301) 215-6710 x101, or hmt@townsend-group.com