Please allow us to introduce you to our LEVY family. With over 100+ combined years of industry expertise, we are sure you will be interested in learning a little bit more about the team players that make all of our events a huge success.
Anita started with LEVY 12 years ago and has held positions within the company such as; Exhibitor Services Representative, Custom Booth & Display Sales and is currently a Senior Account Manager. Her background includes merchandising and sales with Nike Canada as well as Warnaco Canada. Anita strives to take the best care of her clients and the following is one of her favourite quotes, “Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark” (Jay Danzie) Anita has worked hard at building excellent customer relationships. She also loves to read and spend time with her teenage daughter, family and loved ones.
April Cheng studied in International Trade and Transportation Logistics. She has been in the logistics industry for over 10 years and specializes in handling project cargo. April started working with Levy in 2016 as a Logistics Specialist and now leads the team as our Logistics Manager. April finds our industry extremely interesting and thoroughly enjoys the challenge of the fast paced environment. Her hobbies are cooking and traveling.
Barbara has 20 years of tradeshow and event experience and has been with Levy for 11 years as a Senior Account Executive. With a strong attention to detail and excellent communication skills she builds solid client relationships and maintains great rapport with both show management and exhibitors alike. She has a strong operational background and works tirelessly on pre-event planning to make events as flawless as can be. Having worked in dozens of cities in the US and in Canada Barb has a large network of industry partners with whom she can collaborate on events around North America. In her down time Barb enjoys spending time with family, gardening, and getting outdoors to the woods or the beach whenever possible.
As a graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in Marketing Management-Communications, Betty has a background in Event Management including work in non-profit events. As Account Manager with LEVY for nearly 6 years she has also worked in our rentals department and reception. She strives to become well versed in the event and trade show industry, including international events. Betty believes in going the extra mile for excellent customer service with particular attention to small details. Her hobbies include cooking and travel.
Bobby brings over 35 years’ of experience ranging from family-owned firms to Fortune 500 companies. He brings an abundance of expertise in trade shows and events alike. He will be responsible for managing Levy Exposition Services, Inc. US national sales team effort, maintaining and building client relationships, along with rapidly driving innovative programs to improve new revenue growth. “We have the most experienced team in the business with collectively over 180 yrs +. Our team approach to serving our clients will remain our main focus. Clients will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” From concept to completion, the Levy team will be there at your side as an extension of your staff.Bobby is a family man who enjoys time with his family, and loves his two small dogs. He loves golf, fishing, going to the beach, and is passionate for college football; especially Auburn and Florida State. “War Eagle and Go Noles.”
Chuck is the President of LEVY Exposition Services and has been for 16 years. Chuck believes after 36 years in the trade show industry that you never, let dollars and cents get in the way of a client’s needs. The success of our company starts with the overall level of satisfaction of our clients. He is a member of PCMA, IAEE and ESCA. Chuck would like to continue providing first class customer service and products to our clients and exhibiting firms. During his down time Chuck likes to go fishing and weight training.
Cullen is currently our Freight and Material Handling Manager and started with LEVY as a Floor Supervisor. After 11 years in the industry Cullen believes that the success of any show depends on good customer service. His hobbies include hiking, fishing and camping.
Daisy has been with LEVY for 19 years. She has grown with the company starting off as Receptionist, managing the rentals department, Account Manager, Vice President of Operations and now our Managing Director. She loves this industry and working alongside what she calls “the amazing/family team” As a member of Tourism Vancouver and the International Association of Exhibits & Events, Daisy is established many strong relationships in the industry.
Over the last 21 years David has had many roles with LEVY. Always in Sales David has covered rentals, exhibits, special events and is currently our Canadian Sales Manager. He enjoys his current role in Sales and is a member of the Canadian Association of Exposition Management. David’s philosophy is “client satisfaction is the goal; nothing short of that!” When David is not wearing his business hat he enjoys outdoor life, especially fishing.
Dustin has been the Director of National Sales for LEVY Exposition Service for the last 3 years. This will be his 11th year in the exhibit and trade show industry. He is a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and is based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Dustin loves working with clients in the US as well as introducing them to the Canadian LEVY team. He hopes to help LEVY business grow on both sides of the border. Dustin achieved a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management at Arizona State. He believes that customers may forget what you said but they’ll never forget how you made them feel. Dustin enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters as well as travel and his kid’s activities.
The travel industry is where Elvi started as a travel agent, then later on as the Operations Manager for Addison Travel Marketing. With 22 years in the trade show industry the last 15 have been with LEVY. Starting out as an Administrative Assistant she is currently the Manager-Labour Relations/Exhibitor Services. Elvi strives to balance the challenges of her job along with trying to be a valuable member of the LEVY team. Experience with attention to detail has aided her in the managing of labour scheduling. She enjoys quality time with family, reading and walking the family dog.
Jack Johnson takes an organization’s mission and brings it to life through strategic engagement and cultivation. Jack utilizes his 25 years of experience as a professional tradeshow/industry veteran to deliver strategic programs on-budget that optimize the event experience for all stakeholders. As an industry expert with high expectations, Jack is a strong project director and communicator to the various contractors, agencies, and vendors. He demonstrates a profound degree of personal and corporate responsibility with the capacity to work under pressure, solve problems under time-sensitive circumstances and things outside the box, always introducing innovative ideas and strategies to improve organizational planning, objectives and bottom-line results. Jack is an active member of IAEE, PCMA and MPI.
Jason Robertson is LEVY’s Technical Design Department Manager and has been for 20 years. His education at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) prepped him for this role. Jason a hockey fan enjoys hiking, biking, yoga, wood working and building in his spare time.
Jenna has been working with LEVY for over 12 years. Her attention to detail and positive personality has brought her from Reception, to onsite CSR and is now currently holding the position as the Operations Manager. Being the direct contact for exhibitors from all over the globe, she values her working relationship with all customers – big or small. Jenna’s years of Customer Service experience provides exhibitors a sense of ease, knowing that their trade show needs will be handled with care and diligence. When she is not working, she can be found on the mountain, skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing, and spending time with family and friends.
Originating from Singapore Joe brings to LEVY a strong marketing background. Joe has been in the trade show industry for the last 18 years working at exhibitions in Asia, Germany and Japan. As Marketing Manager with LEVY since 2006 he strives to help LEVY continue to be a major industry leader in Canada and the U.S. Joe works with the philosophy that exceeding the expectations of customers will bring a positive result and he is dedicated to that on a daily basis. Joe looks forward to traveling to new destinations whenever he gets the chance.
Kerry has worked with LEVY over 11 years in a variety of capacities and has recently been appointed Vice President of Operations. Kerry has been a part of the event industry in the Vancouver market for over 26 years and has been on all sides of the planning and execution of trade shows, conventions, conferences and major events. Kerry has also played significant project management roles in local, national and international events all over the world. He believes in the constant goal of meeting and exceeding all of our client’s expectations. Communication has always been Kerry’s strength and his years of varied experience is something he is looking forward to sharing to make LEVY a continued success.
Michele Premone joined Levy Exposition Services, Inc. in the spring of 2020. With a 32 year career in the exposition industry representing some of the top 200 events in the country for just about the length of her career, Michele’s contagious personality has proven to captivate her audience. The motto “an ordinary life does not interest me “has carried on into her tradeshow life. Michele is always in search of that wow factor that leaves the customer wanting more. Her attention to detail and desire to give the customer more than what they expect has always been her style. Her belief, similar to that of her brother, Chuck Premone President of Levy Exposition Services, Inc, is to not allow dollars and cents to stand in the way of bringing our customers vision to fruition. Growing up in the industry has introduced Michele to colleagues from all sectors of the industry. Michele is currently active on the Global Forum, which was formed to meet and discuss the current state of the world after the onset of the pandemic and the life changing disaster that has affected us all. Together, Michele believes we will return to the thriving industry that fills our veins with the excitement we all are fueled by.
With over 10 years of experience in the trade show industry, Sarah is one of Levy Exposition’s newest employees. In her role as an Account Executive, she will leverage her customer service experience with a positive approach to problem solving to benefit the clients we serve. Sarah loves the outdoors and is an avid surfer. She has traveled the world in search of the perfect wave. She resides in Folly Beach, South Carolina where she can also be found taking long walks and bike rides on the beach and enjoying the outdoors in the Lowcountry.
Scott O’Keefe has been working in the trade show industry for the past 30 years. Playing a role in all aspects of a General Service contractor. Starting out working in the warehouse to managing freight then production finally moving into sales. Scott feels being part of each of the show processes allowed him a strong understanding of how shows work and in return how to save clients time and money. He is a member of IAEE and PCMA and enjoys working with other East Coast chapters. Scott has been married for 26 years and loves spending time watching his two wonderful daughters play lacrosse.
Shelby has been in the trade show industry for 11 years. She began in reception, operations and then as a Customer Service Manager. Shelby has been the Rentals Manager with LEVY for the last 3 years Shelby believes that a happy customer is a returning customer and that customer service is more than a department, it’s a brand! Shelby enjoys hanging out with her dog when not working.
While Steve is new to the Levy Exposition Services team, he is not new to the trade show industry! Steve has been a veteran of the trade show industry for over 40 years. He brings vast knowledge of the entire industry to the Levy team and we are excited to learn from his expertise. Relationships matter to Steve as many of his clients have been so for 25 plus years; many of whom have become lifelong friends. During his downtime, Steve loves to play golf with his wife, cheer on both the Chicago Cubs and all of ASU sports and spend time with his son and daughter in law and his 4 beautiful granddaughters.
Terry has been a veteran of the trade show industry for 31 years. He has worked with and for numerous exhibit and show service companies such as Panex, Derrick Exhibit, Nimlok Canada, and Freeman Decorating, to name a few. His responsibilities with LEVY for the last 23 years have included the positions of Show Site Supervisor, Operations Manager, Account Executive and Production Manager. Terry believes in quality customer service and going the extra mile and that this will make the difference between a good supplier and a great one. In his down time Terry is very involved in Box and Field Lacrosse. He has been a volunteer, coach, Team Manager & Governor and Association President.
Tom is a 35 year veteran of the Tradeshow Contractor Industry. Based in Atlanta, GA, he has helped produce events in every major US market as well as a number of the major markets in Canada. Driven by the desire to help his clients bring their vision and dreams to reality, Tom utilizes his organizational skills, creativity, team building skills and a strong sense of client loyalty to help drive client goals to a successful completion. When not working Tom enjoys spending time with his family and is involved with Church projects.
Vaughan’s career began in Australia where he is originally from. Having worked in the construction and plumbing industries he has been in the trade show industry for the past 5 years. In that time he started as a customer service representative transitioning to freight supervisor, custom booth and Octanorm supervisor, Account Manager and is now the Director of Client Development & Exhibitor Sales. With Vaughan’s leadership role he hopes to help LEVY continue its success and longevity in the industry. Vaughan believes that customer service is everything and you’re only as good as your last event. Vaughan also thinks this philosophy is echoed throughout the LEVY team and that sets us apart from our competitors.