ATLANTA–Urban Expositions has appointed Chris Menefee to the executive sales team for its cash and carry division. In his new role, Menefee will work in tandem with Jim Walker on sales and operations for the company’s West Coast Christmas Cash & Carry Shows in Portland, San Francisco and Seattle, as well as the cash and carry divisions of the San Francisco International Gift Fair, Seattle Gift Show, California Gift Show and Portland Gift & Accessories Show.
The new position marks a return to Urban Expositions for Menefee, who handled sales and project management work for the trade show company from 2003 to 2005. Most recently, Menefee served as vice president of permanent services/staffing and recruiting for top companies including Execusource. Prior to that position, Menefee was vice president of sales for Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Smart Furniture.
“We are pleased to welcome Chris to our growing sales management team,” said Doug Miller, president, Urban Expositions. “His proven sales skills, coupled with his extensive trade show experience, long-term industry relationships and management abilities will be key to helping us reach our immediate and long-term growth goals.”