GES Recruits Jeff Youngs to its U.S. Corporate Events Team

Youngs joins a team of strategy, design and attendee engagement experts

Nov 19, 2015, 09:15 ET from Global Experience Specialists

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full-service provider for live events, announced that Jeff Youngs has joined the company's Corporate Events team as vice president of production and operations. Youngs brings more than 30 years experience producing live corporate events including general sessions, sales meetings, product launches, and training seminars.

Prior to joining GES, Youngs was president of Youngs Communication, Inc., providing consulting and creative messaging communication services for agencies and major national and multi-national brands. Youngs earned his BFA in Film and Television from New York University and his MA in Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

"I'm thrilled that Jeff has joined our Corporate Events team," said GES Senior Vice President of Events Dan Hilbert. "Jeff's experience producing live corporate events for Fortune 100 companies makes him a great addition to our talented team."

GES also announced the promotion of Mark Thomas to senior vice president of business development for GES Corporate Events. Thomas' more than 30 years of experience in corporate events and client engagement place him in a unique position to be the strategic champion for clients.

Youngs and Thomas round out GES' stellar Corporate and Consumer Events team, which is led by Hilbert. The team includes Corporate Events Vice President of Creative & Design John Woo, and GES' Consumer Events leadership team of Chief Creative Officer Eddie Newquist, Vice President of Creative & Design Robin Stapley, Head of Consumer Event Sales Terry Marsh, and Director of Corporate Services Betty Bergeron.

"Our talented events team is dedicated to providing clients with strategy, design and development of programs that result in awe-inspiring live experiences, over-deliver against client objectives and drive business results through excited and engaged attendees," continued Hilbert.

About GES
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing exhibitions, conferences, congresses, corporate events, exhibits and entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide range of services, including official show services, audio visual, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services, and event accommodations – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Mary Kay, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, L'Oreal, and Simon Property Group. GES' National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center ProgramSM for the past seven years, and for the sixth year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the "World's 50 Largest Agency Companies." For more information visit

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