Joe Persfull - Exhibit Relations Manager
is SEM's go-to guy when it comes to soliciting and communicating with well over 1,000 vendors who exhibit at the company's events each year.
SEM's exhibitor and vendor base is broad.
By far the largest category is nearly 600 different artists.
This is followed by general merchants (selling everything from t-shirts to candles) which numbers between 250-300.
Then there's around 100 different food/restaurant vendors, an estimated 60-70 bars, and another 70 "other type vendors" which includes non-profits and community groups.
position requires an attention to detail.
A Chicago native, he graduated from the College of DuPage and spent three decades at United and Midway airlines including flight attendant and passenger service positions.
passions are aviation, travel, real estate and fixing up homes.
Rosy works hand-in-hand with Joe Persfull, the company's exhibitor relations manager, in coordinating SEM's relations with vendors.