Gene Sanders, Executive Director
Gene's skill set is in Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Content Creation and Management, Marketing, Events, and Communications. He's used to operating on large scale projects such as his plastics show which drew over 70,000 buyers and included over 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space. Gene is the only two-time winner of the Show Manager of the Year award for trade shows over 200,000 square feet.
Gene’s alma mater is St. Mary’s College of Maryland, proud owner of over a dozen NCAA Division I Am sailing championships. He played basketball, football, and baseball in college. He was the Vice President of the Northern Virginia Catholic Youth Organization, and coaches competitive swimming. Gene has three children, and lives in Falls Church, VA, and is a master at bad golf!