Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer
In Courtney's role with Clarion Events North America, she is responsible for acquisitions, new launches, partnerships, and corporate development for Clarion NA (formerly Urban). Courtney works closely with the North American CEO on corporate growth strategies and plays an active role in overseeing recent acquisitions and integrating them into the broader business.
Courtney has 29 years of trade show experience which includes a 20 year career at Reed Exhibitions where she rose to the role of Senior Vice President overseeing a portfolio of 10 industry leading events in five sectors, including multiple Trade Show 200 events (Global Gaming Expo Las Vegas and Macau, The Vision Expos, Interphex and BookExpo America as well as New York Restaurant, Florida Restaurant & Lodging and California Restaurant events).
Courtney was named as a “Great Woman in Gaming” by Casino Enterprise Mag. and was featured on the cover of Trade Show Executive in 2012. In 2018 BizBash magazine named her as one of the 500 most important people in events. Courtney has worked as the International Committee Chair for IAEE and is currently a board member of SISO (Society of Independent Show Organizers).