2018 Show Manager of the Year

Kim McQueen, AADOM Executive Director, Honored with The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Award

Red Bank, NJ July 26, 2018 – The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has announced The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards for 2018. Honorees were nominated by their peers, voted upon by an independent industry judging panel and will be celebrated on Aug. 11 at the TSNN Awards.

“These are top-notch professionals advancing the objectives of not just their organizations but also their trade show community’s attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and partners,” says President and COO of The Expo Group Randy Pekowski. “The stories told in these award nominations reveal commitment to overcoming obstacles, trying innovative experiences, serving their clientele and driving their teams to excel – the intangibles not easily measured but of lasting impact.”

Kim McQueen, AADOM’s Executive Director is amongst the four national winners this year. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving than Kim McQueen,” says Heather Colicchio, AADOM President. “Having just come off our most successful conference which just took place this month in San Antonio, it is clear that Kim is unparalleled in her attention to detail, her organizational skills and her talent of seeing the big picture. More importantly, Kim does everything at AADOM with a passion and dedication to our members and it shows in every aspect of our event”.

An iconic crystal SMOTY obelisks was awarded to Ms. McQueen by The Expo Group at AADOM’s 14th Annual Dental Management Conference. Other honorees will receive obelisks at an Aug. 11 ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky, as part of the TSNN Awards weekend celebrating success in the trade show space. The Expo Group also donated $500 to Kim’s charity of choice, The ALS Foundation of Greater Chicago. This donation was generously matched by AADOM in Kim’s honor. Since the award’s inception in 2000, almost $80,000 has been donated.


About the SMOTY Awards
The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards is a program in place since 2000 that honors individual professionals based on four criteria: innovative practices, customer service, overcoming obstacles, commitment to excellence categories. The awards are open to all those bringing buyers and sellers together at a trade show and are intended to reward the qualitative accomplishments of the person, not the quantitative performance of an event. See past honorees at www.theexpogroup.com/SMOTY.

About The Expo Group
The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner that helps organizations grow their attendance, exhibitor and sponsorship revenue through the design and execution of unique, compelling and memorable experiences. The company has headquarters near Dallas with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C. Learn more at www.theexpogroup.com or contact Dana Freker Doody at 972.580.9000 or dfrekerdoody@theexpogroup.com.

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