Meet the Women Behind Trade Show Executive

CHICAGO — Behind every award-winning magazine is a hardworking and dedicated group of editors and writers. For Women’s History Month, we honor and celebrate these talented women who make it happen every day:

 

Gabrielle Weiss, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief

Gabrielle Weiss  is responsible for the overall vision, operations and development of Trade Show Executive Media Group. Under her leadership, TSE has been internationally recognized and was also named by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) as a Top Ten Magazine of the Year (2019) and as a finalist in the coveted Best Cross Platform Package (2020).

Gabi Weiss on the rooftop of the Javits Center.

In 2017, Weiss was tapped to serve as Publisher and Editor where she is responsible for the magazine’s day-to-day editorial operations and overall design. Prior to that role, she directed the creation of content and communication strategies for TSE’s parent company, United Service Companies. She successfully led efforts to brand United’s security group, which included message development; creating sales and marketing materials; designing webinars; and produced and directed a promotional film. She also led the relaunch of the company’s social media platform.

Before coming to United, Weiss worked for prominent public affairs agencies and as a freelance journalist in Chicago, where she was nominated for the prestigious Lisagor Award for her coverage of homeless women on Chicago’s North Side.

 

 

Andrea Doyle, Executive Editor 

Andrea Doyle at Peru’s magical Machu Picchu.

Andrea Doyle is a seasoned business events editor with over 30 years of experience as a reporter, writer, researcher and editor in the meetings and events industry. Most recently a senior editor with Prevue and Recommend magazines, Doyle covered the global travel, tourism and meeting industries. She has also worked as a senior editor at Successful Meetings Magazine, a senior writer at Convene, and a staff writer at The Record, a daily N.J. newspaper. Her work has graced the pages of publications including Avenue Magazine, New Jersey Health and Beauty, and Bergen Health & Life Magazine

Doyle is the proud recipient of several journalism awards, the most recent of which was an American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Gold Award for a Successful Meetings story she wrote about computer software giant Oracle’s efforts to green its conference. This is the second ASBPE Gold award she has won. The first was for a profile she wrote about Dr. Bruce Charash. His organization, Doc to Dock, is taking what would be medical waste in the United States and is sending it to developing countries, saving countless lives in the process. Another story she helped write about making meetings more effective was honored as a Jesse H. Neal Award finalist for overall excellence. She is also the recipient of a Travel Media Showcase Journalist Award, a SITE Journalism award, and a New Jersey Press Association Scholarship.

 

 

Carri Jensen, Director of Research

Carri Jensen at Reser Stadium at Oregon State University.

Carri Jensen joined TSE in 2011 as manager of directories. Jensen leads the research team in compiling all of TSE’s annual directories including the World’s Top Convention Centers directory, the Who’s Who Mega Guide, the Gold 100 directory and the Fastest 50 directory. She also oversees the production of TSE’s monthly Dashboard of Trade Show Performance, TSE’s monthly ZOOM trade show calendar, a number of statistical reports, and TSE custom research projects. She serves on the planning committee for the TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit and the TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit.

Jensen’s background includes 14 years with Reed Business Information where she served as Tradeshow Week’s editor of directory publications. Carri started her publishing career in the sales department of another Reed publication, The Parker Directory of California Attorneys.

 

 

Sue Pelletier, Senior Editor 

Sue Pelletier enjoying a Caribbean cruise excursion.

Sue Pelletier is a long-time business events journalist who is known for her work at several of the meeting industry’s leading publications for the corporate, incentive, association, and medical/pharma meetings and events markets. Her passion for all things meetings, events, and business travel has driven her to explore every avenue of this complex business. She takes pride in providing coverage that enables meetings professionals to do their work faster, better, and more strategically. In addition to news and feature writing, she also specializes in providing commentary in print, online, and on social media, as well as on the first blog launched for this industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maddy Ryley, Editorial Intern

Maddy Ryley started at Trade Show Executive in May of 2020 as an editorial track intern and following graduation will be an Associate Editor at the magazine. She currently attends the University of Missouri and will get her Bachelor’s of Journalism in May. While living in Columbia, MO, Ryley has worked as a community beat reporter for the Missourian and has been a writer and editor at Vox Magazine for its Eat + Drink section. She is excited to be able to continue writing, editing and helping with social media campaigns at TSE, and covering the vibrant and innovative trade show industry.

Maddy celebrating the University of Missouri’s homecoming.

 

 

 

Reach Gabrielle Weiss at gweiss@tradeshowexecutive.com; Andrea Doyle at adoyle@tradeshowexecutive.com; Carri Jensen at cjensen@tradeshowexecutive.com; Sue Pelletier at spelletier@tradeshowexecutive.com; Maddy Ryley at mryley@tradeshowexecutive.com.