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, and the Ocean City Gift 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:
Ph: 678.370.0335

Meet Lisa Berry
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 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 Kaylee Odom
Your Exhibitor Services Manager!


Contact Kaylee at:
Ph: 918-831-9119

Meet Nadira Ramatally
Your Senior Marketing Manager!

Nadira joined Clarion in 2020 and brings an extensive background in events marketing for the last 10 years. She has won awards including Penton's Choice Award, Folio's 30 under 30 and EXPO Magazine’s Rising Star Award. Nadira has a toddler to keep her very busy and enjoys crafting in her spare time. She is your main Marketing/PR contact person, so feel free to reach out to her with any questions you may have.

Contact Nadira at:
Ph: 702-430-2098

Meet Samson Rutkin
Your Marketing Coordinator!

Samson has been with Clarion Events for just over a year and works in the marketing department producing many of the online communications leading up to, during, and after the show. He works with Catherine Babbidge and our Marketing Manager and Director to deliver the most up-to-date information for all the buyers and exhibitors of the Ocean City Gift Show. In his spare time he will be reading all the comics he needs to catch up on, as well as producing music.

Contact Samson at:
Ph: 203.344.7162
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