Jim Kelley has joined Fern as vice president, marketing & industry relations. Kelley comes to Fern from Production Resource Group (PRG). His career prior to that spanned the industry, including roles with exposition service contractors, convention centers and hotels.
“I am personally thrilled to have Jim join our growing team,” says Aaron Bludworth, Fern CEO. “Jim is a recognized leader and an outstanding professional in our industry. I look forward to working closely with him.”
Committed to supporting the professional growth of the industry, Kelley has been active in PCMA, both locally and nationally, serving as president of the PCMA Capital Chapter board of directors. In 2014 he was honored by PCMA as the “Distinguished Service Professional of the Year.” Additionally, he serves as a member of the executive committee and treasurer for the Incentive Research Foundation and the board of directors for CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association).
“I am excited to get back to my roots in the industry,” says Kelley. “Both Fern and NexxtShow have deep-rooted cultures of service and solutions that are designed around the customer first, which is very refreshing in today’s environment.”
Fern is a leading national marketing support and tradeshow services provider that delivers unmatched customer service, best-in-class creativity and innovative solutions for exhibitions and large-scale events. Fern is among the top three face-to-face event service providers in North America serving more than 1,100 live events annually, including many top 100 shows and dozens of Fortune 500 companies. For more info, visit www.fernexpo.com. To contact Kelley, call (781) 314-1992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.