Staff Bios

GABRIELLE WEISS

Vice President & Editor-In-Chief

As Vice President & 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). 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 oversaw 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. Weiss holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Roosevelt University in Chicago where she also studied journalism.

 

CARRI JENSEN

Director of Research

Carri Jensen is director of research for Trade Show Executive. She joined TSE in 2011 as manager of directories. Carri leads TSE’s 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. Carri’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. As a Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management graduate of Oregon State University, Carri worked for several years in the tourism industry in Hawaii prior to returning to the U.S. mainland. Reach Carri at (541) 286-4014 or cjensen@tradeshowexecutive.com.

 

ANDREA DOYLE

Executive Editor

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.

Andrea 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. She earned a B.A. in journalism from New York University.

 

DARLENE GUDEA

President Emeritus

Darlene Gudea is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience as a writer, researcher, editor, and publisher in the trade show industry. She began her career in the trade show business in 1978 as managing editor of Tradeshow Week, published by Reed Business Information in Los Angeles. She rose through the ranks and was named VP/publisher & editor-in-chief in December 1986. In March 2000, she joined Advanstar Communications in Santa Ana, CA as a group publisher of the Call Center/CRM Group, responsible for Customer Interface magazine, the Customer Interface Buyer’s Guide, two show dailies, five exhibitor directories, and five conference guides. In September 2001, she was named director of the Magazine Division of Hispanic Business in Santa Barbara, CA, overseeing its editorial, research, circulation, sales, and production departments.

Gudea joined Trade Show Executive magazine in September 2002, expanding the bi-monthly publication to 12 issues per year; launched five directories including the World’s Top Convention Centers and the popular Who’s Who series; launched a website and E-clips Breaking News; added an event division to launch the Gold 100 Awards & Summit; and formed a strategic partnership with Simmons Market Research Bureau and Mark Rothman & Associates to conduct custom research projects for convention bureaus, convention centers, and private equity firms.

Gudea is active in many trade show industry associations, and has served on the board of directors of the International Association of Exhibition & Events (IAEE), IAEE Education Foundation, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Foundation, the Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA) and the Exhibit Designer & Producers Association Foundation (ED&PA). She was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE) as well as from the Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA). Gudea and the publications she directed have won over 56 awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, the Western Publications Association, TABPI and APEX /Communications Concepts for excellence in the areas of design, feature-writing, “How-To” articles, news writing, surveys and for the “Most Improved Publication.” Darlene has a B.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University. Reach Darlene at (760) 630-9111 or dgudea@tradeshowexecutive.com

TSE Sales

Lacey Houston
Sales Manager
Phone: (410) 584-8488
Email: lacey.houston@mci-group.com

 

 

Allison Zippert
Senior Account Executive
Phone: (410) 584-8489
Email: allison.zippert@mci-group.com