Inspire Names Mike Mahaffey Executive Vice President, Show and Event Services
Mahaffey Will Lead the Sales and Operations Teams Within Show Services in Addition to Working With the Executive Leadership Team
INSPIRE, a leading global event solutions company, has hired Mike Mahaffey to fill the role of Executive Vice President, Show and Event Services. In this role, he will join the executive team leading the overall organization as well as spearheading the sales and operations teams within Show and Event Services.
INSPIRE, previously known as J & S Audio Visual, produces more than 2,500 events per year and is the in-house technology partner for over 100 of the finest hotels and convention centers across the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. INSPIRE has always believed that inspirational events are the combination of an inspired workforce, advanced technology, unparalleled creativity and exceptional customer service.
"I'm looking forward to hitting the ground running with INSPIRE as their EVP of Show and Event Services," said Mike Mahaffey. "The first items on my agenda will be to formalize processes to increase efficiency, grow sales in an effective, smart way and assist in continuing to refine the new INSPIRE brand and image."
Chief Executive Officer Chuck Bauman added, "Mike's insights, solutions-oriented nature and ability to establish and maintain lasting relationships with clients will be invaluable to our team as we look to the future. Our ethos - aspire to inspire - is at the core of everything we do, and Mike embodies that spirit as well. We are very happy to have him on the team and know he will be instrumental in driving growth across our Show Services business."
Mahaffey brings with him a variety of management and operational experiences in the Show & Event Services industry. Most recently, he worked with Freeman where he helped clients manage their live events and build lasting relationships with their members. His insights allowed him to guide teams with a strong vision, maximizing value across a range of business solutions. Additionally, Mahaffey has expertise in association clients within medical markets and thrives on the ever-evolving landscape of the events industry. Now, his passion for business market growth will be leveraged within the INSPIRE team.