EVP, Business Development
Rachel Wimberly started her career after graduating from New York University with a Masters in Journalism and landing her first job writing at CNN Business News in New York for "Moneyline with Lou Dobbs" and international updates.
From CNN, she moved to Santa Fe, N.M., and wrote business news for The New Mexican before moving to LA and working on feature film development for Riche/Ludwig and Eagle Cove Productions. Journalism's siren call lured her back to working for The New York Times in North Carolina, writing on troop movements during the Iraq War.
Back in L.A., Wimberly continued her journalism career as a reporter for Variety magazine covering entertainment news, before taking a position as senior editor for Tradeshow Week magazine. Once TSW closed in 2010, she was brought over to Trade Show News Network (TSNN.com), where she launched six newsletters and web site, under the TSNN brand, as well as the and a weekly newsletter more recently.
Now, she has transitioned once again, recently named EVP, Business Development, Tarsus US trade show division for TSNN’s parent company, Tarsus Group. Wimberly is a member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, Society for Independent Show organizers and UFI, the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry.
"The demand for virtual skills within teams is not only absolutely crucial now, but also will be moving forward when live events restart with hybrid components. VEI will be key in filling this skills gap"