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2020 Exhibits expands national sales team in Chicago

2020 Exhibits, a full-service global event marketer, has announced the expansion of its Chicago business development team with the recent appointment of new account executives and account managers.


Lynn Bakiares and Chris Knorp will be account executives responsible for developing and expanding the company’s growing global client base. In this role, each will work with a diverse roster of clients, offering a dynamic range of services and support while focused on delivering the total event experience. As account managers, Tina Hickey and Alex Pruitt will be responsible for working in partnership with AEs to drive event success and client satisfaction.

“We are delighted to bring such an accomplished roster of event marketing and tradeshow professionals into our company,” said Bob Babine, President and founder of 2020 Exhibits. “All are seasoned pros, whose execution and delivery of dynamic event, tradeshow and brand experiences directly aligns with our culture, organization and growth strategy. I am pleased to welcome Lynn, Chris, Tina and Alex to our award-winning team.”

Lynn Bakiares has more than 20 years of experience in event and exhibit industry, principally focused in the area of business development and marketing. Prior to joining 2020 Exhibits, Lynn served as a sales executive in the Audio Visual Solutions division of Freeman.

With 13 years of experience in tradeshows and business development, Chris Knorp joins 2020 Exhibits from Matrex Exhibits, where he managed and developed turnkey tradeshow programs for a broad range of clients and industries.

Alex Pruitt comes to 2020 Exhibits from Exhibit Source, where he helped manage and support a wide range of client events and tradeshow experiences. He has more than 12 years of proven experience in account and service management.

With more than ten years of project and account management experience, Tina Hickey was most recently affiliated with Defined Exhibits, where she helped manage a broad range of tradeshow services and marketing.

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