Meet the Team

MEET THE TEAM

Meet Christina Bell, your
Show Director!

Christina has been with Clarion Events for 15 years and is Group Show Director for the Smoky Mountain Gift Show & the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show. 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 Mille & Sophie.

Contact Christina at:
E: christina.bell@clarionevents.com
Ph: 678.370.0335


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


Lisa has been with Clarion Events 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 Shows! Lisa lives in Georgia with her husband, Jason and their little feisty Chihuahua, Pepi!

Contact Lisa at:
lisa.glosson@clarionevents.com
678-370-0334

Meet Kaylee Odom, your 
Exhibitor Services Manager!

Kaylee is the main contact for you to reach out to with questions regarding the show - everything from set-up questions to marketing support - she's your girl! She is a mother to a baby girl with baby number two on the way. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with my husband and family, camping, fishing and all things outdoors. Kaylee has spent the last 5 years in customer service and is always happy to help our exhibitors and fellow team members out. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.

Contact Kaylee at:
E: kaylee.odom@clarionevents.com
Ph:918.831.9119

Meet Jhana Jordan, your
Global Key Accounts Manager!

Jhana is the Global Key Accounts Manager and works with buyers to make sure they have the best experience possible at the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show, the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show and the Gathering West. She has been with Clarion for 9 years and has worked in the trade show industry her entire career. She is a master gardener so when she's not working you can find her in her gardens, reading or hiking the mountains!

Contact Jhana at:
E: jhana.jordan@clarionevents.com
Ph: 678.370.0338 

Meet Samantha Grimaldi, your
Marketing Director!

Samantha is the Marketing Director for the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show as well as the Smoky Mountain Gift Show, 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 Samanths at:
E: Samantha.Grimaldi@Clarionevents.com
Ph: 203.242.8123

Meet Ashley Cope, your
Marketing Manager!


Ashley is the Marketing Manager for the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show, as well as the Smoky Mountain Gift Show, 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:
E: Ashley.Cope@clarionevents.com
Ph: 918.831.9801

Meet Samantha Hudak, your
Marketing Coordinator!


Samantha is the Marketing Coordinator for the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show, as well as the Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show. She ensures all attendees needs are met prior, on-site and post show. She loves interacting with our buyers and exhibitors and being a part of the gift teams. Sam will be walking the show floor to capture fun/exciting content for our social channels—be sure to catch her for a feature! When Sam's not working, she's at the beach reading, cooking some yummy desserts and speding time with friends and family (inlcuding her dog Roxy!)

Contact Samantha at:
E: Samantha.Hudak@clarionevents.com

Meet Catherine Babbidge, your
Marketing Coordinator!


Catherine is the Marketing Coordinator for the Grand Strand Gift & Resort Merchandise Show --ensuring all exhibitors needs are met prior, on-site and post show. She is new to the industry and is excited to interact with our buyers, exhibitors and be part of the Grand Strand team! When she's not working Catherine likes to spend her time outdoors, going to the beach and being with friends and family.  

Contact Catherine at:
E: Catherine.Babbidge@clarionevents.com