IM Centers Names Lee Hershberg VP for Gift & Home DecorNovember 20, 2012
International Market Centers has promoted Lee Hershberg to vice president of gift and home decor.
The move is part of strategic modifications, including promotions, lateral moves and new appointments, to streamline International Market Centers' gift and home décor team. The changes, which are effective immediately, will create a single unified team supporting cross-category leasing for permanent and temporary presentations at World Market Center Las Vegas; and for permanent home décor floors at the International Home Furnishings Center in High Point.
“We are maximizing team leasing efforts to take best advantage of individual category expertise,” said Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers. “This effort mirrors the strategic development of Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market, and facilitates its growth as the industry’s premier western marketplace.”
As vice president, Hershberg continues to report to Dorothy Belshaw, IMC’s president of the Gift and Home Décor Division. Hershberg will manage all category related leasing efforts to include prospect development, key tenant and prospect account management, and new and renewal leasing activity. His team includse Boyd Tasker and Ron Radin, both leasing directors of Home Décor based in Las Vegas; as well as RJ Maricich, newly appointed leasing manager of Home Décor, who is based in High Point.
Pam Williams has also been promoted, assuming the role of leasing director of Gift, reporting to Hershberg. Williams assumes management of day-to-day gift leasing activity, and will manage Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market tradeshow leasing. In addition to responsibility for the addition of new categories, as well as growth and repositioning of the temporaries in Building C, she also maintains direct leasing responsibility for global craft and vintage accounts. Her team members include: Cassie Catania, leasing manager, Gift; Sheri Makransky, leasing manager, Gift; Lindsay Pearson, leasing manager, Gift+Home Temporaries; Joy Jansen, leasing manager, Gift+Home Temporaries; and Keith Davis, leasing manager, Home and Design Temporaries.
As Vice President of the Las Vegas Design Center, Paul Watson will assume management of the c-ONE temporaries, working with Dorothy Belshaw and Keith Davis to launch a merchandised and juried presentation of design-forward, market-time showrooms on C1 for the Summer 2013 Market.