Mar 27, 2023
GSMA introduces summer 2023 show event dates

The Gift Sales Manager Association (GSMA) released the upcoming dates for its summer 2023 show events.

The Top Retailers Panel at Dallas Total Home & Gift will take place Thursday, June 22, at 6 p.m. in Room WTC8896 of the Dallas Market Center. This will be GSMA’s second year hosting the panel of retailers for an hour of Q&A.

GSMA will host its general meeting at Atlanta Market on Wednesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. in Building 2-797B. There, the association will discuss what it has been working on since the new board members took office in October 2022, plans for the next two years and answer any questions from members.

Open Mic Night will occur at Las Vegas Market on Sunday, July 30, at 6 p.m. This event is an opportunity to ask current GSMA members about their experience along with general networking with peers.

Beer and wine will be served at all three events, according to GSMA. Current members, their guests and any sales managers who are looking to grow their network are welcome.

Below is the GSMA current executive board:

President: Richard Freeman, national sales director, DM Merchandising
Vice president: Taylor Brunson, national sales manager, Archipelago
Treasurer: Angela Knight, sales management consultant, The Center Stage Team
Secretary: Sydney Kearns, national sales manager, Regal Art & Gift
Special events: Ann Nensel, sales manager, specialty channel, Peking Handicraft, Inc.
Parliamentarian: Randy Spoor, sales management consultant, The Center Stage Team
Immediate past president: Maureen Carpenter




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