GES Names New North America President

TSE STAFF

LAS VEGAS ─ Live event marketing and support specialist GES is adding some muscle to its executive leadership team. On May 14, Jay Altizer will take the reins as GES’ President, North America.

In this newly created position, Altizer will lead the exhibition and exhibit program business in the United States and Canada. He will report to Steve Moster, President of GES and President/CEO of Viad.

“Jay is a natural fit with GES’ philosophy of focusing on the client. He is a proven, dynamic leader,” Moster said.

GES created the role to meet the needs of the firm’s rapid expansion in North America, and Altizer has been brought on board to oversee these efforts.

Altizer, who previously has led teams at Dean Foods, PepsiCo and Bain & Company, has an extensive background in management. Moster said Altizer has “distinguished himself throughout his career as a strategic and creative business leader.”

“He has a proven ability to develop high-performing teams and deliver client-focused results,” Moster added. “I look forward to working closely with Jay as we continue to grow GES as the preferred global, full-service provider for live events.”

Altizer holds an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and Bachelor of Science degrees in Management Science and Management from Virginia Tech.

Visit www.ges.com for more information.

Reach Steve Moster at (602) 207-1076 or smoster@viad.com.