Rick is President of New York-based Informa Global Exhibitions North America, which encompasses Construction & Real Estate, Agriculture, FanExpo, Aviation, Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Licensing, Powersports, Automotive, UBM Mexico and Informa Canada. Under Rick’s hand, Informa has been the recipient of more than 40 awards and is the fastest growing trade show organizer.
A veteran in tradeshow management, Rick began his career at Informa when it acquired Hanley Wood Exhibitions in December 2014. He was named President of Hanley Wood Exhibitions in July 2009, where he was responsible for managing and growing the company’s exhibition activities. He began his career at Hanley Wood in 2001 as Show Director, after holding senior management positions with Miller Freeman/VNU, MAGIC International, and the Dallas Market Center.
Rick holds an MBA from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University. He is a long-time active member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events [IAEE] and has been on the Board of the Society of Independent Show Organizers, including Chairman. In addition, Rick frequently speaks at industry events and seminars.