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GLM Names Penny Sikalis as Vice President, Business Development

WHITE PLAINS, NY, January 18, 2012...Committed to developing domestic and international growth opportunities, GLM has named Penny Sikalis Vice President, Business Development, effective immediately. In this role, Sikalis will be responsible for researching and evaluating new show launches and potential show acquisitions. She will report to CEO Charles McCurdy, and maintain her current position as VP/Show Manager, SURTEX®.

“Enhancing our customer service through new product development – in both the event and digital platforms – is a priority,” commented McCurdy “Given her breadth of experience and deep understanding of our client-base, Penny is well-suited to guide our tradeshow growth strategy.”

Sikalis joined GLM in 1994 and was named vice president in 2000. She has held management positions for the New York Home Textiles Show®, EX∙TRACTS®, GLM Temporaries at the Dallas International Gift & Home Market, Global Home Décor™, Global Home Textiles® and SURTEX. Prior to GLM, Sikalis served more than 17 years in the home textiles and fashion industries, including marketing and communications positions with the former Springs Industries (Wamsutta division) and Dawson Home Fashions, both major home fashions manufacturers, as well as Gear Holdings, a licensing and design firm.

GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps, retailers and operators through tradeshow and event production, online community development and association management. GLM is headquartered in White Plains, NY, with offices in Atlanta, GA and Naples, FL. The company was founded by George F. Little, in 1924, and acquired by Providence Equity Partners, in September 2011. Additional information is available online at

Cate Salvatore
Corporate Communications
(914) 421-3313

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