The George P. Johnson Co., based in Auburn Hills, Mich., has promoted David Rich to executive director of program strategy and experience design for IBM worldwide. The George P. Johnson Company is IBM'sevent agency. Most recently Rich's team developed and executed the integrated event strategy that helped IBM garner two Best-of-Show awards at the LinuxWorld 2001 Expo in New York City. At LinuxWorld, IBM was recognized for its Business Suite and e-Server z-Series exhibits. Prior to joining George P. Johnson, Rich was manager of event strategy and marketing for data storage technology company EMC. A frequent at industry events, Rich has also guest lectured in the meeting management program at Bentley College in Boston. He will continue to be based in Boston.
Joe Broom was appointed president of FSA Group, located in Lexington, Ky. FSA Group specializes in association management, conference planning, public relations, communications, and graphic design. Before joining FSA Group, Broom was executive director of Quest, a software users group for J.D. Edwards managed by Host Communications in Lexington.
Donald B. Engler has been appointed vice president, sales and marketing, at Smart City Networks, a provider of telecommunication and Internet services to the convention, meetings, andindustries. Engler was most recently senior director, market development, for MobileStar Networks, a wireless Internet provider. Smart City Networks, based in Las Vegas, has provided all the connectivity to the five largest computer/electronic trade shows in the U.S., including COMDEX Fall.
Harry Klein has been named vice president of exhibitor programs, COMDEX for Key3Media Events, a wholly owned subsidiary of Key3media Group. Klein will develop new programs for COMDEX. Before joining Key3Media Events, Klein was senior director of business development for Domania.com, an online provider of residential real estate information.