RIMS Stuart Ruff-Lyon Named Show Manager of the Year by The Expo Group

August 01, 2017

​NEW YORK (August 1, 2017) — RIMS Vice President of Events and Education Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES was selected to receive The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) award for excellence in serving the Society’s attendee and exhibitor communities. Categorized by exhibition booths sold, four individuals, in four separate tiers, were announced as this year’s recipients for their commitment to innovation and service.
Stuart, who volunteers on PCMA’s Executive Committee, leads RIMS global meetings and events initiatives, including the Society’s Annual Conference & Exhibition that attracts approximately 10,000 attendees and features over 400 exhibiting companies. In a given year, the Society can produce upwards of 25 international events designed to engage, educate and connect the world’s risk management community. 

“The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards are one way we give back to the event management industry, and we are proud to help recognize people adopting new ideas and creating change,” says President and COO of The Expo Group Randy Pekowski. “As the independent judges concluded, Stuart Ruff-Lyon continues to demonstrate his commitment to the profession, inspiring others through his volunteer work and his impressive events. It is an honor to present him with this award.”

“RIMS’ events are critical to the Society’s ability to achieve its strategic goals and deliver thought-leading knowledge and networking opportunities to our members around the world,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. “Stuart has transformed RIMS conference experience. This is a much deserved honor and we are proud to have him as a member of the RIMS team.”

“Stuart has always been a passionate PCMA member and more recently a board director,” said Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO. “He is a true advocate for our industry, always contributing new ideas and this award is well deserved.”

The crystal SMOTY obelisk trophies will be presented August 22 during the TSNN Awards event in New Orleans. In addition, The Expo Group will donate $500 in each honoree’s name to the preferred charity. Since 2000 the SMOTY program has resulted in more than $75,000 donated by The Expo Group and matching funds honoring individual winners.

About The Expo Group
The Expo Group is a trusted exposition, exhibits and events partner that invests in clients to help them grow attendee, sponsorship and exhibits revenue by creating compelling experiences from ideas to design to execution to results. The company has headquarters near Dallas with offices in Atlanta, Boston, Orlando, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin/San Antonio and Washington D.C.

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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