Tony Quist, Vice President

Tony leads GNA’s sales initiatives including the management of market development activities designed to heighten the presence of GNA clients in the marketplace. Tony is responsible for planning and directing business development activities for both the events and consulting divisions of GNA. He oversees all aspect of event sponsor and exhibitor relations and is highly skilled at designing events that return maximum value to participants.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Business & Market Development
  • Sponsorship Program Development
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Event Launch & Production

Past Experience

Director of Sales & Corporate Partnerships, Westgate City Center – Clear Channel Branded Cities
Tony was instrumental in the launch of Westgate City Center, one of Arizona’s largest super-regional sports and entertainment venues. He was responsible for all sales activities including campaign planning, marketing partnership development, and implementation of large-scale event development initiatives. During his tenure, he was directly responsible for developing several multi-million dollar corporate partnerships while increasing the number of annual visitor stays to over 12 million.

Group Show Director, Cygnus Business Media
Tony played an integral role in building Cygnus’s portfolio of tradeshow assets through new event launches, acquisitions, and expansion of existing events. He was responsible for oversight of all implementation phases of simultaneous projects and for executing aggressive sales and marketing campaigns. Tony also developed new revenue streams via the creation of new events which resulted in increased audience/visitor traffic.

Education

  • Associate Degree from Brown College

Professional and Non-Profit Affiliations Current

  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)
  • Member, ASAE, The Center for Association Leadership
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