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Event industry veteran Lori Jenks has been named Senior Vice President of Event Operations for Access Intelligence. Lori brings with her over 20 years of event operations experience. Overseeing events of various sizes—from conferences to Tradeshow 100 events, she understands what it takes to execute superior events while providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.

Jenks is the founder/managing director of Jenks Consulting Services, a strategic advisory firm specializing in operational excellence and negotiations serving the events and meetings industry.

Jenks served as an Officer and Senior Vice President Operations at Emerald Expositions, a leading organizer of business-to-business events and meetings, where she and her team had operational responsibility for over 140 US and international events, conferences and meetings on an annual basis. Prior to her tenure there, Jenks held executive event ops roles at The Nielsen Company and VNU.

“Lori is recognized for building strong industry relationships with partners. Her experience and expertise is only surpassed by her passion for all things event operations”, said Heather Farley, AI’s Chief Operating Officer. “Lori is a warm, caring person who has a track record of developing and growing world-class event operations organizations. I’m looking forward to working with her and having her considerable talents on our events.”

Jenks was tapped for the position due to the tremendous industry relationships she has cultivated as well as her expertise in contract negotiation, A/V and venue selection. “I am thrilled to join the talented Access Intelligence team as Senior Vice President of Event Operations,” said Jenks. “My career has been spent in operations, and I’m grateful for this opportunity to be part of a company with a growing portfolio of world-class events. Most importantly, I am honored by the trust both [CEO] Don Pazour and Heather Farley have placed in me to lead Event Operations for Access Intelligence going forward.” 

Jenks is a graduate of the California State University, Fullerton and lives in Southern California.


About Access Intelligence:

Access Intelligence is a privately held b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, MD, serving the marketing, media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, energy, infrastructure, engineering, satellite and aviation markets. Leading brands include AdExchanger, AdMonsters, Chemical Engineering, Cynopsis, Cablefax, Chief Marketer, Defense Daily, Event Marketer, LeadsCon, POWER, Via Satellite and P3C. Market-leading conferences and trade shows include LeadsCon, AdMonsters OPS and Publisher Forums, Experiential Marketing Summit, SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition, OR Manager Conference, LDC Gas Forums, Clean Gulf, Experience POWER and The P3C Conference & Expo.