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Experient Announces Divisional Leadership Changes with Shawn Pierce and Rick Binford
Shawn Pierce is joining Experient as president of the Registration & Housing Services division and Rick Binford, currently executive vice president of the Event Management Services division, is promoted to president of that business unit.
Pierce comes to Experient from Hanley Wood, a business-to-
“Shawn is a proven innovator,” said Price, “and he has experience in the creation of multi-million-
“I’ve had the benefit of working with Experient and now I am honored to be selected as the RHL division’s president. Experient is an exceptional company with enormous potential and broad ambition. I really look forward to getting started,” said Pierce.
Binford joined Experient in 1999 and has served in a series of progressively demanding roles, including CMO in 2008 and executive vice president in early 2009.
“Rick is a proven leader who has consistently delivered strong results for the event management division, and he is a team player full of passion and commitment to his group,” said Price. “He is very deserving of the promotion and responsibility as president.”
“It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to work with such a top-notch professional team, and I look forward to expanding our success,” said Binford.
“These leadership changes are pivotal to our strategy and I am confident that Shawn and Rick will up our game as a best-in-class service provider while advancing our service innovation offering,” said Price.
Pierce will be relocating with his family from the Dallas area to Experient’s Frederick MD office. Binford is located at the company’s Twinsburg OH office.
Experient leads the industry as one of the best-known and most respected brands in the event management world. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services to progressive association, corporate and government clients with the support of an extensive supplier network. Experient employs professionals dedicated to fulfilling its vision of perfecting the event experience to deliver leading-edge thinking, experience and technology solutions for meetings, conventions and tradeshows around the world. Visit http://www.experient-
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