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GLM has named Penny Sikalis vp/business development. In this role, Sikalis will be responsible for researching and evaluating new show launches and potential show acquisitions.
She will report to CEO Charles McCurdy and maintain her current position as vp/show manager, SURTEX.
“Enhancing our customer service through new product development— in both the event and digital platforms— is a priority,” said McCurdy. “Given her breadth of experience and deep understanding of our client base, Penny is well-suited to guide our tradeshow growth strategy.”
Sikalis joined GLM in 1994 and was named vice president in 2000. She has held management positions for the New York Home Textiles Show, EX∙TRACTS, GLM Temporaries at the Dallas International Gift & Home Market, Global Home Décor, Global Home Textiles and SURTEX. Prior to GLM, Sikalis served more than 17 years in the home textiles and fashion industries, including marketing and communications positions with the former Springs Industries, Wamsutta division, and Dawson Home Fashions, as well as Gear Holdings, a licensing and design firm.