Garry began his career in the wholesale and retail automotive business working for Chrysler in various management positions, and then in senior marketing positions with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche cars. In joining Reed Exhibition Companies, he spent 17 years as the Group Vice President of Auto Shows in the Consumer Show Division. Totally, Garry has over 40 years in the automobile related business. As President of Paragon Group which he founded in 2001, he oversees all aspects of the business, including new business development and the financials, along with being the main liaison with general contractors and sponsoring associations.
With 25 years of trade show and special event management experience, six of those at the helm of the New England Spring Flower Show, Carolyn joined Paragon Group as Show Director for the new Boston Flower & Garden Show in 2009. In addition to the Flower Show, Carolyn serves as Group Show Director for the Boston RV & Camping Expo and the National Golf Expo, managing operational, design and programming aspects of the events with a focus on maximizing business opportunities for the show’s exhibitors and sponsors as well as creating memorable experiences for the shows’ attendees.
Lowell Briggs is an accomplished marketing executive with a proven record of successfully running in-house agencies overseeing marketing, communications, advertising, promotions, media relations, and research. His career spans a wide array of media management, from serving as Executive Producer and News Director for the NBC Owned Station Group, to evolving into Creative Services Director and Vice President of Marketing for the NBC, FOX and Cox station groups. His experience goes beyond local media, leading the Avid Technology marketing and communications team focused on demand generation and long-term tactical branding strategy in the Broadcast & Media space. Now, Lowell is thrilled to call upon all these skills to lead The Paragon Group’s marketing and public relations initiatives.
David spent 5 years in Radio advertising and Event marketing, specializing in creating and executing customized marketing campaigns through radio, digital, social media and events. At Paragon Group, he specializes in selling sponsorships and booths. He's an alumni of University of New Hampshire and Umass Dartmouth and known by his friends as a Dance Machine.
With almost 15 years experience in trade and consumer show marketing, Kate handles all of Paragon Group’s online adventures, including maintaining and populating eight websites and social media accounts, creating graphics, videos and marketing collateral to promote and brand each of Paragon's events. She's also creates and implements all of Paragon's email marketing campaigns, tracking their effectiveness and creating strategies for maximum reach and effectiveness. As Digital Media Manager, Kate is responsible for actively identifying and engaging attendees and key players across online channels.
With over 20 years of experience in the music industry working in marketing, strategic partnerships and artist development, Shannon founded an artist management and record label, Intelligent Noise, in 2006. Along with the music business, he began brewing hard cider and in 2013 formed Stormalong, a highly successful craft cider. At Paragon Group, Shannon focuses on the creation of new events and opportunities to expand our portfolio.