IMC Restructures Gift+Home Team; Promotes Hershberg

Lee Hershberg

Lee Hershberg

LAS VEGAS–Looking to streamline its gift and home décor team, International Market Centers (IMC) announced several staff changes, including the promotion of Lee Hershberg to vice president of Gift and Home Décor.

Continuing to report to Dorothy Belshaw, president of 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. Hershberg now has an expanded focus to include gift as well as home décor. He was previously vice president of business development, Home Décor, and had two direct reports: Boyd Tasker and Ron Radin, both leasing directors of Home Décor based in Las Vegas.

With the new position, Hershberg adds two more direct reports: R.J. Maricich, the son of Bob Maricich, CEO of IMC, who has been newly appointed as leasing manager of Home Décor and based in High Point, N.C.; and Pam Williams, who has been promoted to leasing director of Gift. Having joined IMC in May, Williams will assume 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. RJ Maricich was previously IMC’s sponsorship sales manager and based in Las Vegas.

Paul Watson, vice president of the Las Vegas Design Center, will assume management of the c-ONE temporaries, working with Dorothy Belshaw and leasing director Keith Davis to launch a merchandised and juried presentation of design-forward, market-time showrooms on C1 for the Summer 2013 market.

In addition, Terence Morris, a 25-year industry veteran who has held positions with AmericasMart in Atlanta and the California Gift Show, will consult with the gift leasing team to accelerate participation by industry leaders at Las Vegas Market.

“We are maximizing team leasing efforts to take best advantage of individual category expertise,” said Bob Maricich. “This effort mirrors the strategic development of Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market, and facilitates its growth as the industry’s premier western marketplace.”