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Dan Cole, CEM, has more than 30 years of professional sales and leadership experience, most recently as the Executive Vice President of Sales Development for the International Spy Museum where he oversaw event and group sales as well as corporate fundraising.
Prior to that he served as Senior Vice President, Trade Shows and Exhibits for Hargrove and Vice President of Business Development for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the organization which produces it — the Consumer Technologies Association.
In 1992, after a five-year tenure in sales at Lanier Worldwide, Dan began his career in the trade show industry as a national accounts manager for National Trade Productions, progressing to sales director. He then went on to hold a number of important executive positions at companies such as Advanstar and Yellowbrix.
Dan has won numerous sales and leadership awards including IAEE’s most outstanding sales and marketing executive, the International Business Awards’ most outstanding sales executive, and was recognized by Dealerscope Magazine’s “40 under 40.” Dan is a highly sought-after writer, speaker and sales trainer.