We are pleased to announce that BJ Strote and Warren Abraham have joined the IMS team.
BJ Strote joins IMS as a National Account Manager, Event Staging and will be based in Chicago. BJ comes to IMS with 13 years of large event production experience, including hundreds of events produced across the U.S. ranging in size from 5 people to 250,000 people. He specializes in program and production development with an expertise in event technologies. In his words, "there is nothing quite like bringing back the lost art of customer service which begins with hearing a client's purposes/goals/needs and ends with excellence in event delivery." BJ earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business/economics from Wheaton College. BJ comes to IMS after 7 years with Encore Event Technologies, a Freeman Company.
Warren Abraham joins us as our new VP of Business Development, Event Staging. Warren's first exposure to the meetings and events industry was at the age of 13 when his dad had him work a registration desk. His first hotel job came at 18 when he become a busboy at Philadelphia Marriott Hotel’s Kings Wharf. While working at the Marriott, Warren earned an associate degree in hotel administration from Brandywine College in Wilmington, DE. He continued his education at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) were he earned a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration. After graduation, Warren began working at Bauer Audio Visual, which, through various acquisitions, is now PSAV. Warren returns to his Philadelphia roots at IMS, after spending 35 years with PSAV where he held several positions, including account manager, sales manager, branch general manager, regional vice president, and Vice President of Account Management with PSAV’s Premier Global Events (PGE) Division.