• Corcoran Expositions Announces New Hires

     
    POSTED July 19, 2017
     

Corcoran Expositions has announced five new hires that will help meet increased growth at the independent trade show organizer.

“We are off to a great start in 2017, providing services to many long-standing clients and also helping seven new clients,” says Dan Corcoran, COO at Corcoran Expositions. “We are very excited about these five new hires as they will play a large role in serving the growing needs of our clients.”

Leesa Engelmann will bring her 16 years of trade show experience to the role of sponsorship manager. Engelmann's new role oversees sponsorship programs for Corcoran's clients. Her previous experience includes three years as event marketing lead for GE Critical Power, the marketing and exhibits manager for the Orthopedic Trauma Association and running her consulting business, Event Marketing Girl for eight years.

Gavin McAuliffe and Tyson Harrison will be the newest members of the exhibit sales team, which markets exhibit space on behalf of Corcoran's clients. The two bring years of collective experience to their positions. McAuliffe was most recently an account executive for J&J Exhibitors Service. Harrison was most recently working in the hospitality industry.

Corcoran Expositions' newest exhibit coordinator will be Jennifer Kattalia, who is a graduating senior from DePaul University and who served as an intern at Corcoran, working on attendee and exhibitor marketing projects for the Chicago Golf Show. As an exhibit coordinator, she will support marketing efforts and customer service.

Nicol Corcoran will serve as a contract administrator after working as an administrator for a university student tutoring and testing center. Corcoran has eight years of experience in university residence life in five different states.

Through responses to bi-weekly surveys, Global Business Travel Association members have indicated that domestic busines travel is ramping up after months of struggle.  

 

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession: