November 4-7, 2020 | Gatlinburg Convention Center

Meet the Team

Meet the team!

Meet Christina Bell, your 
Show Director!

Christina has been with Clarion/Urban for 15 years and is Group Show Director for the Smoky Mountain Gift Show, Ocean City Gift Show & the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show. Working in nearly every department over the years, Christina has a passion for helping companies both large and small grow their business with the right shows and marketing opportunities. When working with Christina you will not feel like a client, you will feel like family! Christina has a passion for animal rescue and loves to volunteer and foster. She even “foster failed” twice with her 2 fur-children Millie & Sophie.
Contact Christina at:
Ph: 678.370.0335

Meet Lisa Glosson, your 
Vice President of Gift & Souvenir!

Lisa has been with Clarion/Urban for 18 years and has received numerous awards and industry recognition for her dedication and commitment to excellence. For Lisa, teamwork is everything. She works closely with each member of her respective teams to expand and enhance all the Clarion Events Shows! Lisa lives in Georgia with her husband, Jason and their little feisty Chihuahua, Pepi!
Contact Lisa at:
Ph: 678.370.0334

Meet Joseph Lee, your 
Sales Manager!

Joseph has worked at Clarion/Urban for 5 years. He is the Show Director for the Ocean City Resort Gift Show and the Sales Manager for the Smoky Mountain Gift Show. Joseph loves his job and helping exhibitors find the perfect space for their products and budget. When he isn’t working he likes to go out with his friends. His favorite food is Mexican and a fun fact about him is that he has a twin!
Contact Joseph at:
Ph: 678.831.4576

Meet Lynn Visser, your 
Key Accounts Manager!

Lynn is the Key Account Manager & Buyer Relations representative for the Philadelphia Gift Show, the Smoky Mountain Gift Show & the Ocean City Resort Gift Expo! She works closely with buyers, and is your go-to contact for the Buyer Concierge/MATCH! Programs. She has 6 children and 6 grandsons and enjoys working out, running and the beach.
Contact Lynn at:
Ph: 678.370.0342

Meet Samantha Grimaldi, your 
Marketing Director!

Samantha is the Marketing Director for the Smoky Mountain Gift show as well as the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show and Halloween & Party Expo. She has been at Clarion/Urban for 6 years and loves to work with the team to ensure the events are delivering what you’re looking for. You can find her creating our plans to keep our exhibitors up to date on all they need to prepare for the show as helping buyers discover new and unique products. While she’s not working she loves traveling, watching Hallmark movies, and rooting for Villanova basketball.
Contact Samantha at:
Ph: 203.242.8123

Meet Ashley Cope, your 
Marketing Manager!

Ashley is the Marketing Manager for the Smoky Mountain Gift Show as well as Halloween & Party Expo and HAuNTcon. She works out of our Tulsa office and has been at Clarion for 4 years. Ashley loves working across different industry sectors and delivering the best experience for our attendees and exhibitors. In her spare time outside of work, you can find her outside enjoying a long walk, poolside (when weather permits) and spending time with family and friends.
Contact Ashley at:
Ph: 918.831.9801

Meet Ryan Lee, your 
Senior Marketing Coordinator!

Contact Ryan at:
Ph: 203.274.9219

Meet Pam Pissanidis, your 
Marketing Coordinator!

Pam is the Marketing Coordinator for the Smoky Mountain Gift Show--ensuring all exhibitors and attendees needs are met prior, on-site and post show. She loves interacting with our buyers and exhibitors and being a part of the team. Pam will be walking the show floor to capture fun/exciting content for our social channels—be sure to catch her for a feature! You will always find her with a cheery smile and has the biggest sweet tooth for cannolis and ice cream.
Contact Pam at:
Ph: 203.580.8709


Meet Jessica Grasmann, your 
Exhibitor Services Manager!

Jessica has been a part of Clarion for 1.5 years and recently joined the Exhibitor Services Team. She looks forward to answering your questions about the show and helping to maximize your event experience. Jessica loves all things Disney and even worked at Magic Kingdom for a year in college. When she is not working, you can find her crafting, baking, or bingeing Marvel and Star Wars movies with her husband while cuddled up with their dog, Riley.
Contact Jessica at:
Ph: 973.251.5077

Meet Madison Bradford, your 
Event Operations Coordinator!

Madison is the Events Operations Coordinator for the Smoky Mountain Gift Show as well as Halloween & Party Expo and HAuNTcon and Women’s Wear In Nevada. She works out of our Tulsa office and has been at Clarion for 1 year. Madison loves planning special events during trade shows for exhibitors and buyers to have fun while they work! In her spare time you can find her hanging out at the lake, watching movies or spending time with family and friends.
Contact Madison at:
Ph: 918.831.9128