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 & 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 Acworth with her daughter, Sarah, and two feisty pups, Pepi and Max.
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 Meghan Vitti, your 
Senior Marketing Manager!

Meghan is the Senior Marketing Manager for the Smoky Mountain Gift Show as well as Grand Strand Resort & Merchandise Show and our Fire & Rescue portfolio. She has been at Clarion for 1.5 years and loves working across different portfolios and learning new trends happening in those industries. While she’s not working she loves a good Sunday Funday during football season cheering on her Pats, binge watching Netflix (usually the same shows she's watched 100 times), watching Hallmark movies and eating Colony pizza & ice cream.
Contact Meghan at:
Ph: 203.580.1815

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