AmericasMart Names Gay Sr. V.P. of Marketing

       

       

ATLANTA —Mike Gay has been named senior vice president of marketing at AmericasMart Atlanta, succeeding Mike Turnbull, who has been named senior vice president of strategic relations for AMC, Inc., and its AmericasMart and LIGHTFAIR International entities.

Gay will strengthen the AmericasMart brand and its 19 annual markets, which attract retailers from every U.S. state and more than 80 countries. He leads a team of marketing, advertising, technology, retail services and publishing professionals.

A marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Gay joins AmericasMart following a 13-year tenure at Philips Consumer Lifestyle in Atlanta, where he served as vice president of marketing and general manager of e-Commerce and Value Added Services.

“Mike’s deep experience and passion for marketing and developing solutions for complex businesses made him an ideal leader for AmericasMart,” said Jeffrey Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart and AMC, Inc., its parent entity.  “He is well positioned to advance and enhance our marketing mission, our business and our brand.”