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Rappaport Moves Up the Ladder to Exec VP of Sales for Freeman

Trade Show Executive
February 27, 2006
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Las Vegas, NV - Barry Rappaport has been promoted to executive vice president of sales for Freeman’s exposition services division.  For the past three years, he was executive VP and COO for Freeman’s Western Region,  and was instrumental in building Freeman’s existing show services and implementing new services, including Freeman’s electrical services offering in Nevada and California.

During Rappaport’s 25-year career with Freeman, he was general manager in the company’s Washington, DC office before moving to Las Vegas in a regional vice president role in 1992. He received the Buck Freeman Award in 1985, which is the company’s highest honor, and currently serves on the company’s board of directors.  He is active in leadership positions in a variety of national industry organizations. Reach Barry at (702) 263-1404 or

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