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Industry veteran retires


Chuck Grouzard, GES Sr. Vice President, National Sales; Jerry Marshall; Jeff Quade, GES EVP, Chief Sales Officer, Exhibition Sales.

Jerry Marshall, director of national accounts for GES and based in St. Louis, is retiring after more than 50 years in theexhibition business.

Marshall began his career in 1958 with Southwestern Decorators in Houston.From there he moved to Jones Decorating in California, then to Paradice, Tucker and United Exposition, which was purchased by GES.

“I’ve been traded more times than a baseball player,” Marshall joked.

He also has held a variety of positions during his career from “a vice president down to a dishwasher,” Marshall added.In 1970, he moved into national accounts and took on his own accounts in 1975, starting with School Food Nutrition Association, an account he held until retirement.

After more than 50 years, Marshall reflects that, for him, it’s easy to get a job, but it’s hard to quit and he never needed a contract to work.His word is his bond.

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