Helping Associations Achieve their Mission for 25 Years

In 2020, A. Fassano & Company will celebrate 25 years of delivering value and success to our clients' exhibit and sponsorship programs. Through critical thinking and a collaborative-based approach with our clients' and their stakeholders, we have positioned ourselves as the experts in tradeshow exhibit and sponsorship sales and management.

The association community has seen tremendous change more than ever in its history over the past several decades. Building on years of experience and witnessing the landscape and economic impact of tradeshows change first-hand since 1981 Anna Fassano, CEO and Founder of A. Fassano & Company, created a new business model that went beyond what other management firms were practicing, providing a diverse and inclusive team offering superior customer service to clients and their partners and stakeholders while delivering unprecedented and measurable growth. Our team of experienced tradeshow and marketing professionals has been carefully selected from a broad spectrum of business and industry backgrounds for their professional strengths and innovative approach to the ever-evolving industry.

Longevity

A. Fassano & Company has steadily grown and thrived employing inclusiveness and diversity within our team fostering innovative ideas and empowering the entrepreneurial spirit. Most importantly we cultivate and nurture lasting relationships with our clients and throughout industry. The longevity of our relationships with clients, with which they have entrusted us spanning 10 to 25 years, is proof of our value delivering results and success.

The company today is uniquely poised to deliver the highest standards of professional tradeshow exhibit and sponsorship sales, management and fulfillment.

Our Team

We manage renowned and demanding Exhibit and Sponsorship Programs in the Association community. Consider what our team of experts can do to help your organization exceed your sales revenue and stakeholder service goals. Team members have been selected from across a broad spectrum of industry and educational backgrounds and are positioned to maximize their unique qualities and skill sets; individually contributing to a blueprint guiding logistics and specialized market research and spearheading sales. We maintain one-on-one connections with your past and present industry partners and develop relationships with prospects for the future growth of your events.

Anna Fassano, CEM

CEO & Founder

Anna Fassano, CEM - CEO and Founder of A. Fassano & Company, oversees all operations and strategic planning for clients...

Deb Howley

Vice President

Deborah Howley – Vice President has been with the company more than 20 years, bringing her personal organizational..

Warren Plank

Director, Data Security & Systems Management

Warren Plank - Director, Data Security & Systems Management, has been with the company twenty years, and has been involved in all aspects of the organization..

Cindy Covington

Director, Sales & Marketing

Cindy Covington – Director, Sales & Marketing joined the AFCo team in 2019, bringing experience from several sides of the industry.

Arlaina Utley, CMP

Associate Director, Client Sponsorship Development & Events

Arlaina Utley, CMP ‐ Associate Director Client Sponsorship Development & Events delivers more than 17 years of experience..

Cecilia Manley

Manager, Financial & Administrative Operations

Cecilia Manley - Manager, Financial & Administrative Operations has worked for the company since 2016..

Kathleen Lawrence

Senior Manager, Sponsorship Development & Events

Kathleen Lawrence - Senior Manager, Sponsorship Development & Events joined the company in May of 2009 and has provided steady leadership..

Debra Maines, CMP-HC

Senior Manager, Sponsorship Development & Events

Debra Maines, CMP-HC - Senior Manager, Sponsorship Development & Events joined the company in 2015..

Karissa Burns, CMP

Senior Manager, Sponsorship Development & Events

Karissa Burns, CMP - Senior Manager, Sponsorship Development & Events joined the A. Fassano & Company team in 2018 with a wealth of knowledge..

Merle Zappan

Manager, Lead Generation

Merle Zappan - Manager, Lead Generation soon celebrating her tenth anniversary with the company after joining the company in 2009..

Daniel Yu

Manager, Marketing

Daniel Yu – Manager, Marketing has worked with A. Fassano & Company for the last 2 years..

Karen Kimakovich

Exhibit Specialist

Karen Kimakovich - Exhibit Specialist has been with the company for almost twenty years..

Kimberly Deptula

Finance Specialist

Kimberly Deptula - Financial Specialist came to AFCo in June 2017 with a degree in Accounting..

Adam Gawason

Business Development

Adam Gawason – Business Development joined the company in November 2017 and has quickly risen..

Heidi O'Hara

Business Development

Heidi O’Hara – Business Development joined the company in 2018. Before coming to AFCo, Heidi was Sales Manager at Key Publishing Group..

Amanda Bill

Business Development

Amanda Bill – Business Development joined the company in 2019 but began her career path in 1998 in the Hotel and Trade Show Industry..

Susan Waters

Business Development

Susan Waters – Business Development joined the company in 2019 bringing 12 years of tradeshow sales and management experience..

Meredith Turner

Business Development

Meredith Turner – Business Development joined the company in 2019, bringing more than 15 years’ experience..

Robert Lloyd

Content Specialist

Robert Lloyd – Content Marketing Specialist joined AFCo in 2019 upon graduating from Susquehanna University..

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