Advanstar Global has named Eric Lisman chief executive officer of ENK International, the competing trade show operator it acquired in December for $155 million from private equity firm Forstmann Little & Co.
Tom Nastos will continue as president of ENK, reporting to Lisman and overseeing the daily operations of the business. Lisman, a 25-year veteran of the trade show industry, was previously executive vice president of corporate development at Advanstar. Additionally, Scott Chowan, corporate development director at Advanstar, has been appointed chief financial officer of ENK.
Advanstar has refocused the ENK trade-show properties on women’s and its own Project show on men’s and dual-gender brands, in New York and Las Vegas. As part of that shift, Sunni Spencer has assumed the role of vice president of ENK Vegas, reporting to Nastos. She was previously vice president of sales at Project. Michael Sampson, formerly vice president of sales at ENK, has switched over to vice president of sales at Project, reporting to Tommy Fazio, president of Project.
ENK’s WSA and Sole Commerce footwear shows have been moved under the Advanstar umbrella, where WSA continues to be overseen by David Kahan, now reporting to Tom Florio, ceo of Advanstar Fashion Group. Responsibility for Sole Commerce is transitioning to Leslie Gallin, the vice president of footwear at Advanstar who oversees its FN Platform show, said Florio.
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