Messe Frankfurt Tabs Smith, Fitts to Head U.S. Operation
December 5, 2013,
FRANKFURT, Germany-Messe Frankfurt has named Dennis Smith and Kathryn Fitts as the management team for its U.S. subsidiary, succeeding John Gallagher, who has left the company.
Smith has been appointed president of shows and operation, while Fitts has been named president of finance and administration. Smith now oversees the trade-show company's U.S. events along with key account management of U.S. customers that take part in trade fairs both here and in other locations around the world. Fitts is responsible for finance, legal, human-resources and information-technology functions. Both report to Detlef Braun, Messe Frankfurt's executive board member responsible for North America.
Fitts' more than 30-year career includes executive posts in finance, accounting and administration for Jim Beam Brands, the Boy Scouts of America and PricewaterhouseCoopers.