J. Spargo & Associates has announced the appointment of a new vice president of sales, marketing and industry relations.
Kristin Gibson brings more than 15 years of industry experience to JS&A. For the past seven years, she has lead the Disney Destinations office as their national sales director and previous to that, held positions with Starwood National Sales, the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau and Hilton National Sales. Kristin will lead the company’s sales and marketing efforts and maintain and expand our relationship with industry organizations including PCMA, MPI, ASAE and others.
“There is no doubt that she will contribute to the growth of JS&A” said Susan Bracken, president and COO. “Kristin has been on the provider side of our business for years and understands the need for flexibility when addressing the complex needs of our existing and potential clients. She will work with potential new customers in a consultative manner and develop proposals that creatively address their unique needs while being cognizant of their budgets.”
“I have worked with Kristin for years and she is fantastic. I couldn’t be happier that she is joining your team” said Becky Nolan, executive vice president, AFCEA. “We’ve enjoyed a 40-year relationship with JS&A and have seen the company mature and grow, the addition of Kristin is more evidence that you are poised to excel even further in the future.”
A graduate of Michigan State University, Gibson is on the Board of Directors for PCMA’s Capital Chapter and also holds the position of chairwoman of PCMA’s Awards & Recognition committee for the 2012 term. Gibson is very active with the American Society of Association Executives and is currently on their “Power of A” Committee and, for four consecutive years, continues to be on their Summit Awards Steering Committee.