Diversified Communications President and CEO Theodore Wirth has promoted Mary Larkin to president of Diversified Communications’ U.S. operating division. This division, located in Portland, Maine, employs more than 200 people who produce 24 conferences and exhibitions annually, more than 10 online publications and B2B platforms, and two monthly trade magazines.
“In 2014, we took the unusual step and established a three-person EVP team. Bill Springer, Mike Lodato and Mary Larkin were able to grow the business, but three-person leadership teams are challenging at best and we felt it was the right time to appoint one leader,” says Wirth. “We greatly appreciate what Bill, Mike and Mary have accomplished together and throughout their careers here, and look forward to the future of Diversified Communications under Mary’s leadership.”
Larkin has been with Diversified Communications for more than 23 years. She has risen through the ranks from her entry position in sales to show director in 2001, group vice president in 2004, executive vice president in 2014 and now president of Diversified Communications. Throughout this time, she has been integral in growing the company’s largest events: Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Expo North America. She is also an active and contributing professional within the events industry, most recently as incoming president of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry.
Larkin says, “It is an honor to take on this new leadership position. I look forward to working with our talented and dedicated staff to take Diversified’s U.S. division to new heights.”
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. As producers of market-leading products, Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in more than 14 industries including food and beverage, healthcare, natural and organic, business management and technology. Established in 1949 and headquartered in Portland, Maine, with divisions and offices around the world, Diversified Communications remains a privately held, third-generation, family-owned business. For more info, visit http://www.divcom.com