Hargrove Inc., an award-winning design and general contractor for events, tradeshows and custom and rental exhibits, promoted two veteran executive directors to vice president positions.
Ron Bracco, with Hargrove for 16 years, has been promoted to vice president — events, and David Solsbery, a Hargrove employee for nearly 17 years, has been promoted to vice president — creative services. Both gentlemen were previously in executive director roles.
“The addition of the vice president leadership team will help advance Hargrove’s success,” said Diana Simmons, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Hargrove. “We’re one of the top service providers in the country, and we’re continuing to grow. It was time to expand our leadership to drive both the company’s progress and our employees’ development.”
Ron Bracco is a recognized leader within the events industry. His background and expertise have enabled him to build spot-on strategies for how to best create thoroughly engaging experiences for his clients and their customers.
His business and creative vision affords him the unique ability to establish customer rapport, represent their messaging and understand their service needs. Bracco is a sought after consultant and go-to resource for industrial trend spotting and thought leadership, successfully identifying opportunities to expand Hargrove’s business and service reach. He has managed some of Hargrove’s largest events, including presidential inaugurals, global summits and high-profile galas.
“We are excited and privileged to promote these employees to vice president positions,” said Tim McGill, Hargrove CEO. “These gentlemen have long represented Hargrove in a stellar fashion and this elevation rewards the wealth of strategic knowledge and industry experience they bring to the roles, as well as to the company. Ron and David will help us drive new business in the future and ensure that we continue to deliver the outstanding service and attention-to-detail our clients have come to expect from us.”
David Solsbery began his work at Hargrove as a designer and artist and is strikingly successful at creating transformational event, tradeshow and exhibit environments. He has led the company’s creative team through extraordinary corporate growth, which has been a direct result of his ability to translate client messaging and brand identities into multi-dimensional environments which achieve our clients’ organizational goals.
The creative lead on Hargrove’s most complex and influential projects, Solsbery was named one of the top 10 innovators in Washington, D.C. by BIZBASH magazine. He participated in a panel discussion for the State Departments Foreign Chiefs’ of Protocol Conference and has given talks at the EDPA Conference, Conclave CMP Certification Conference, and the Event Solutions Conference to name a few.