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Mud Pie makes changes to executive leadership team

Gift manufacturer Mud Pie made changes to its executive leadership team, including Angie Pfeifer’s promotion to vice president of sales and the hire of Adam Shapiro as executive vice president of finance. Pfeifer, who has... more »

Clarion’s Samantha Grimaldi joins Gift for Life board

Samantha Grimaldi, group marketing director of gift & souvenir at Clarion Events North America, has joined the Gift for Life board of directors. Grimaldi has worked with trade shows and... more »

ANDMORE hires, promotes several employees

ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers, executed a series of promotions and new hires. The personnel changes were designed to create full organizational alignment with reimagined roles in operations, marketing and digital innovations, according to ANDMORE.... more »

Mud Pie president to retire, successor named

Mud Pie's longtime president, Fred Pannek, will retire after nearly 20 years of service. Pannek's retirement will take place after the summer markets have concluded, and he will stay... more »

Transpac adds senior product manager

Transpac, a seasonal and everyday gift and home décor company, hired Marsha Nicholson as senior product manager. Nicholson is a seasoned product developer with more than 14 years in the gift and home décor space,... more »

Dallas Market Center hires VP of business development, design

Marketing veteran Theresa O’Dea has joined Dallas Market Center as vice president of business development and design. In her new role, O’Dea is responsible for buyer delivery and the... more »

Julie McCallum named publisher; Abby McGarry joins as editorial director

Great American Media Services has appointed Julie McCallum to retail group publisher, taking the helm of Gift Shop® Plus, Stationery Trends and Lawn & Garden Retailer. Certainly, McCallum is... more »

Sullivans Brands founder dies

Marian Sullivan, founder of gift and home décor company Sullivans Brands, has died. According to the company, Sullivan was an innovator, visionary, philanthropist and inductee into the 2021 South Dakota Hall of Fame. Her unique... more »

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