Global Experience Specialists (GES), a leading global event marketing company, grew its U.S. audio visual team with 10 seasoned professionals.
At the Irving, Texas, client care center, GES welcomed Ron Cervantes, Casey Cowan, Jeff Marker, Robert Smith, Robert Stover and Randy Will. Joining the Chicago client care center are Asa Crenshaw, Tracey Morrissey, CMP, and Ryan Murphy. Shannon Delaney now serves the New Orleans client care center.
“It’s exciting to recruit such talented AV professionals to the GES team,” said Paul Wedesky, senior vice president of Audio Visual Services, GES. “Clients are looking to us for their complete live event needs, and adding these experienced technical professionals strengthens the overall GES service offering and our ability to provide the entire experience through one company.”
Cervantes is the new director of business development. He previously had an 18-year career at AVMG, where he worked with many major medical associations, such as American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Endocrine Society and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Cowan joins GES as senior account manager following 19 years at PSAV where he held senior positions and managed AV services for large association accounts.
Marker joined GES earlier this year as vice president of business development. He has 20 years’ experience in all aspects of audio visual. Previously, he was part owner of ETS-AV. Marker was also vice president at PSAV. He is active in the industry and has been a member of PCMA, MPI and ASAE.
Smith is an account manager with GES. A 14-year veteran in audio visual solutions for associations and corporate clients, Smith was with AVMG as a customer solutions manager and most recently worked at Freeman AV. He has experience producing large-scale general sessions and working with nationally known speakers. He has managed events for varying clients from medical meetings to legal professionals.
Stover joins GES as a senior account manager with seven years of industry experience. Previously, he was an account manager with AVMG. Stover will continue to work with national clients and vendors to produce exceptional show experiences.
Will, GES senior project manager, comes to the company with a 30-year career in audio visual. Most recently, he was with Freeman AV. He was with AVMG for 20 years, and also worked at Media Event Concepts and AVW Audio Visual.
Crenshaw is senior project manager, bringing more than 25 years of working in corporate theater as well as the tradeshow industry. Most recently, he was a customer solutions manager for AVMG. He has experience working on projects throughout North America and Europe.
Morrissey, CMP, joined GES as senior sales manager. She has more than 20 years of experience in the event marketing services industry. She owned Cignal Strategic Technologies and also served as national sales manager with Freeman AV, where she produced events for high-end association and corporate clients.
Murphy joined GES earlier this year as senior sales manager, bringing 17 years of experience in the audio visual, hotel, trade and convention business. Previously, Murphy was with Freeman AV. He is active in the meetings community and is a current board member of the PCMA Greater Midwest Chapter.
Delaney is project manager with GES. She joined the convention industry in 2008 as an exhibitor services representative with Freeman. In 2010, she began her GES career as an operations coordinator with expoServices.