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2022 SISO Official Ballot Nominees


2022 Nominees

Steve Corrick, CEO, North America - Comexposium


Steve Corrick

Steve Corrick joined Comexposium as Americas CEO in October 2016, based in Los Angeles. He took responsibility for the Digital Marketing and Security businesses, and more recently the Franchise portfolio.

Previously, Steve held several leadership positions at UBM including Senior Vice President and Portfolio Director of the Manufacturing Group and Vice-President of Sales for the Electronics Group.

In these roles, Steve was at the center of key strategic initiatives encompassing event launches, acquisitions and key partnerships in events and media. He helped develop new events throughout North America and launched the Advanced Manufacturing’s Groups international business.

Steve is a graduate of Manchester University and began his event career at event organizer Andry Montgomery in London, prior to moving to California where has spent over 25 years.

He has considerable experience of US and International B2B Markets, having worked in various sectors including technology, medical, food & beverage, art and manufacturing.  


Liz Irving, EVP, Head of Marketing, Technology and Customer Experience - Clarion Events, North America


Liz Irving

Liz’s endless curiosity, desire for learning, and passion for building relationships infuse her responsibilities as the Executive Vice President- Head of Marketing, Technology and Customer Experience for Clarion Events. With over 20 years of experience in the events industry, she is focused on delivering results by creating brand strategies and providing innovative approaches that meet her customers’ needs.

In her current role, Liz oversees the strategic direction and integration of the marketing and technology functions across North America. These are led by insight, marketing effectiveness, digital and virtual platform development and innovation. In addition, she is responsible for virtual product strategy development where she partners with Clarion’s portfolio directors to identify growth opportunities to enhance our existing events and develop new digital offerings.  She constantly has her eye on the customer experience and how to continuously evolve what our events offer to increase the value we provide face-to-face and digitally.

Liz’s interest in events began when she would work hands-on to assist her father in setting up his local food distributor events. From there she worked a variety of positions in college assisting the Convention & Visitors Bureau and quickly her passion for the events business spread. Before joining Clarion, Liz was with Reed Exhibitions for 14 years, in a variety of marketing leadership positions across several events, including the leading jewelry media brand, JCK.

Liz earned her bachelor’s degree from Niagara University and a master’s degree from the University of New Haven and a digital marketing certificate from Cornell University. She is active in her community where she volunteers in her assisting her sons’ sports teams throughout the year, managing communications and events.  Liz is the Chair of SISO’s Marketing Special Interest Group and an active member in the Women In Exhibitions Network North American Chapter.  Liz lives in Connecticut with her husband, two boys and two dogs and cat.


Rachel Wimberly, EVP, Business Development - Tarsus Group


Rachel Wimberly

Rachel Wimberly is EVP of Business Development and M&A in the U.S, for London-based Tarsus Group, a B2B trade show company with 180 events globally. She also oversees Tarsus Media as President, with brands including Trade Show News Network and Rachel previously wrote for Variety Magazine, The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group and CNN Business News, as well as working in film production with a first-look deal at Warner Brothers Studios.



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