May 10, 2024
Dallas Market Center promotes Amy Harper to SVP, retail development

Dallas Market Center promoted Amy Harper to senior vice president of retail development and market services.

Amy Harper
Amy Harper

Harper is responsible for the strategic buyer delivery initiatives for Dallas Market Center, including retail development, major stores and private buys. She is also responsible for market services, including registration and market travel. She reports to COO Karen Ryder.

Harper has been with Dallas Market Center since 2001, managing an increasing number of responsibilities to drive buyer traffic, beginning with apparel and accessories, international, and then assuming leadership for all industries, according to the company.

For market services, she manages the team responsible for registration including pre-registration and the on-site registration experience. She also manages the travel team, which includes the travel concierge and agency partnerships as well as hotel partnerships.

“Amy is amazing at what she does because she considers herself a partner for retailers to help make their market experience successful,” Ryder said. “She has worked tirelessly to grow our attendance by quantity and quality from coast to coast and internationally. Whether it’s a single location retailer or a 70-door enterprise, she goes the extra mile to help. She is also a tremendous team leader who has the respect of our associates because she leads with heart.”

In addition to her leadership positions with Dallas Market Center, she has served in a variety of roles with professional organizations. For Fashion Group International of Dallas, she served as regional director and is currently president of the Fashion Group Foundation. She also currently serves as a board member for Attitudes and Attire, the non-profit supporting women’s job readiness and self-esteem.

“I’m thrilled to continue to serve our customers, and I love what I do because it makes such a difference for buyers,” Harper said. “Now more than ever, retailers and designers want a market experience that maximizes their time and investment, is inspiring and safe. They need to get more done, accomplish it with ease, and feel the personal connection of support. Our team is always focused on those goals.”


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