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Arnaudet Chosen to Manage ESCA


Vail, CO — The Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) has selected The Augusta Group as its management firm and Augusta associate and industry veteran Larry Arnaudet as its Executive Director.

The announcement was made on June 13th, during its ESCA’s Summer Educational Conference in Vail, CO.  Arnaudet will take the reigns after a transition period that has yet to be established by a newly formed ESCA transition committee.  ESCA President Tom Drullinger called the announcement a “great milestone” for the association, after an extensive selection process carried out by a search committee under the direction of the board.  Drullinger also thanked  current Executive Director Susan Schwartz of ConvExx for her “role in building ESCA to its current industry position.”

Arnaudet has some 37 years of experience in the trade show industry, including 24 years with Freeman where he rose to the position of Executive Vice President. Arnaudet became an independent consultant in 2004 and joined The Augusta Group last year as one of the firm’s 16 associates.

The Augusta Group’s seasoned team of associates provides a wide range of management services in various areas of the exhibition and meetings industry.

Reach Larry Arnaudet at (469) 574-0700 or; Reach Susan Schwartz at (702) 319-9561 or

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