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 Jo Ann Miller Marshall Joins Dallas Market Center as Senior Vice President, Leasing

—Industry veteran to oversee growth of Temps for Total Home & Gift Markets—

DALLAS – September 14, 2021 – Dallas Market Center, the home of the B2B trade events attracting buyers from around the world, today announced that Jo Ann Miller Marshall joins the company as senior vice president of leasing – temporary home & gift beginning October 4.

Miller Marshall is responsible for the strategic merchandising, prospecting, and leasing of the Temps marketplace during Total Home & Gift Markets. She reports directly to Cindy Morris, president and CEO.

The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market encompass five distinct neighborhoods across more than 1 million square feet and includes leading brands of gifts, home décor, tabletop, holiday/floral, gourmet, paper, and fashion.

Recent tradeshows in Dallas, including Total Home & Gift Markets, have been the largest and most active B2B trade events in North America. Attendance has expanded significantly including a record number of new buyers, major stores, and independent retailers from all 50 states.

“Jo Ann brings unmatched experience, leadership, and vision to our company. She will immediately build upon our momentum as a marketplace delivering top buyers and brands,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Reps and manufacturers know that shows in Dallas are the best opportunity to capture new business in 2022, so we welcome Jo Ann to the team and look forward to benefiting from her expertise.”

For more than 25 years, Miller Marshall served in leadership roles with AmericasMart Atlanta, including executive vice president of tradeshows for the marketplace. Most recently, Miller Marshall was EVP and president of Trade Shows for International Market Centers where she oversaw trade show sales and leadership for Atlanta Gift & Home Markets, Atlanta Apparel Markets, LightFair International, High Point Furniture Markets, and Las Vegas Gift & Home Markets.

“I’m pleased to join a family-owned company with bedrock values including a total commitment to the customer,” said Miller Marshall. “Dallas Market Center is thriving as a center of commerce and inspiration, and I look forward to capitalizing on its momentum to create even more value for brands and the buyers we serve.”

Miller Marshall is supported by a team of leasing, buyer delivery, and marketing experts with deep experience and success in the midst of challenging tradeshow conditions. In 2020-2021, Dallas Market Center held a full calendar of in-person events that served tens of thousands of buyers from coast to coast while balancing good health with good business. The number of new buyer applications for Dallas Market Center is up 50% compared with 2019 and attendance is also ahead of 2019.

Upcoming at Dallas Market Center is the Total Home & Gift Market, September 22-24 as well as Dallas Design Week, September 20-23, and ArchLIGHT Summit, September 21-22, a new lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification and design communities.

Only Dallas Market Center presents the most complete collection of new and best-selling products across multiple categories including home décor and lighting together with gift, holiday and floral, housewares, gourmet, apparel & accessories, artisan products, and more. The marketplace includes the largest residential lighting trade events in North America; the largest and most successful open-daily design center; dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; and the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories marketplace featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers.

To make plans visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the DMC Blog.

About Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the world’s largest western marketplace, opening in 2021; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. The marketplace is located in the strongest economic zone in the country. In addition, more than 80 percent of Dallas Market Center buyers report that they do not shop other market centers.

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