NEW YORK-Longtime GLM executive Dorothy Belshaw has been named president of the gift division of International Market Centers.
Belshaw thus assumes charge over the Gift+Home Show in Las Vegas, and reports to Robert Maricich, IMC’s CEO. Reporting to Belshaw will be Margaret Powers, vice president of Tradeshow/Las Vegas, and the five-person trade-show sales team. Belshaw will also manage World Market Center’s permanent gift-leasing team, consisting of leasing managers Sheri Makransky and Cassie Catania.
Belshaw will join IMC after a 20-year career with GLM. Most recently, she served as senior vice president and show director of the New York International Gift Fair. She will leave this post on March 21.
“Dorothy has played an integral role in the success of GLM and the New York International Gift Fair. Under her direction, the NYIGF has become the nation’s defining marketplace for fashion-forward and design-driven home, gift and lifestyle resources. We thank her for her service and contributions, and wish her success in future endeavors,” said Charles McCurdy, CEO, GLM. “We are developing a plan to reassign Dorothy’s responsibilities within GLM, and expect an announcement before her departure.”
Belshaw joined GLM in 1992 as part of its new-business division, and was promoted to vice president in 1999. She was involved in GLM’s development of a joint venture with western exhibitors to co-produce the San Francisco International Gift Fair, another joint venture with the Dallas Market Center to produce the GLM Temporaries at the Dallas International Gift & Home Accessories Market, the development and launch of EX*TRACTS and GLM’s management contract for the New York Marathon Expo.
She has also served as manager of the South African Trade Expo, the Visual Marketing & Store Design Show and GLM’s Soiffer/Haskin private sale division. From 2001 to 2007, Belshaw supervised GLM’s Los Angeles office, from which the company’s West Coast gift shows were managed.
“I’ve enjoyed working with GLM and the challenges and opportunities it has afforded over the years,” Belshaw said. “I leave behind a strong, seasoned NYIGF team to carry out the sales, marketing, management and operations of the Fair, as well as the NYIGF “Focus Forward 2013” strategic reorganization that is underway.”