Fern, a provider of tradeshow, exhibition and event services, has announced two additions to its management team. Kathy Cox, SHRM – SCP, SPHR, is the new director of HR and payroll, and Joey Becker has joined the company as the general manager of the Columbus, Ohio, branch.
With more than 25 years in the human resources field, Cox has HR and payroll management experience in a variety of industries, including technology consulting and manufacturing – most recently with Standard Textile. She is excited to join the expositions and events industry and to help Fern’s managers and team members across the country continue the company’s reputation for providing unsurpassed service.
“We are excited to add Kathy and her years of professional experience in human resources to the team at Fern,” says Aaron Bludworth, CEO. “As we continue to expand our teams across the country Kathy will be taking on a critical role in the areas of recruiting and the on-boarding of new team members.”
Becker comes to Fern with diverse background in the trade show, exhibit and event management space. Most recently he was with EXHIBITPRO where he managed a wide range of tradeshow and branded environment programs. Earlier in his career, he was President of Becker Communications, a marketing communications company that focused on tradeshows and corporate event marketing. Becker prides himself on developing long-term relationships with his clients by becoming an extension of their brand management – knowing and understanding their needs, products and services.
“Joey brings a fresh perspective rooted in 20-plus years of successful experience in the trade show industry with a deep foundation of helping his clients achieve their business objectives. We look forward to seeing him do the same with Fern clients as he moves forward in this role,” says Steve Larsen, Chief Operating Officer.