Casey Leaving High Point Market Authority
March 22, 2011,
HIGH POINT, N.C.-Brian Casey, High Point Market Authority's president and chief executive officer is leaving the HPMA, effective April 30.
Casey, who has held the position since 2006, has been named the general manager of the Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center, owned by MMPI.
The HPMA executive committee said that it is overseeing an immediate search for Casey's replacement.
"As we embark on this new beginning for the Market Authority, the executive committee believes the future of the billion-dollar High Point Market is bright, and that the importance of a strong and independent Market Authority has never been more critical," said HPMA Chairman Kevin O'Connor, who also heads Samson Marketing. "I would like to thank Brian Casey for the work he has done over the last five years. He has been a tireless advocate for furthering the brand of the High Point Market and we wish him all the best for his future endeavors. We have built a strong group in the Market Authority staff and its board, and we are prepared for an exceptional April market with Brian and with senior vice president Tammy Nagem handling the day-to-day operations."
Casey added, "This is a career move and a unique opportunity for me. My tenure at the Market Authority has been one of the best experiences in my overall professional career. I can only attribute that to the great staff and board, a supportive community, and industry leaders who will continue to keep this market strong."