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Sikalis Heads Business Development at GLM

Posted on January 18, 2012 by HFN Staff

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Trade-show manager GLM has named Penny Sikalis vice president of business development, in charge of researching and evaluating new trade-show launches and potential show acquisitions.

In her new role, Sikalis reports directly to Charles McCurdy, GLM's CEO. She also maintains her current position as vice president and show manager of Surtex.

In a GLM statement, McCurdy said new product development, both in event and digital platforms, is now a GLM priority. McCurdy cited Sikalis' "breadth of experience and deep understanding our client base," adding that she "is well suited to guide our trade-show growth strategy."

Joining GLM in 1994, Sikalis has been vice president since 2000. She has held management positions for the New York Home Textiles Show, EX*TRACTS, GLM Temporaries at the Dallas International Gift & Home Market, Global Home Decor, Global Home Textiles and Surtex.