CEO, President, Emerald Expositions
WHY: Runs San Juan Capistrano trade show operator with more than 55 shows under umbrella, including Active Collective and Swim Collective held twice annually in Anaheim. $725M market value.
RECENT: Appointed to top spot in June, member of the Emerald board since April.
NOTABLE: More than 20 years at mega trade show organizer and business intelligence firm UBM. Former CEO of UBM Americas, focused on M&A during three years in that role, including $972M acquisition of Advanstar.