Director of Programs & Events
Tony Quist is a top-producing sales and marketing professional with over seventeen years experience in the venue, event, and entertainment industry. As Director of Programs & Events, Mr. Quist manages a suite of events, websites, magazines, associations, and other peripheral activities designed to heighten the presence of GNA clients in the marketplace. He oversees all aspect of sponsor and event stakeholder relations and is highly skilled at designing events that return maximum value to participants on a variety of levels.
Mr. Quist most recently worked for The Ellman Companies where he was instrumental in the launch of Westgate City Center, one of Arizona's largest super-regional sports and entertainment destinations. As Director of Sales and Corporate Partnerships for Westgate Sports & Entertainment Group—the marketing and promotional arm of Westgate City Center and its media subsidiary, Clear Channel Branded Cities Division—Mr. Quist was responsible for all corporate sales and marketing activities including campaign planning, marketing partnerships, and large-scale event and visitor development initiatives. During his tenure, he was directly responsible for developing multi-million dollar corporate partnerships while the development experienced over 12 million annual visitors and development impressions for the metropolitan Phoenix super-regional sports, entertainment, and retail development.
Prior to Westgate, Mr. Quist held senior-level positions within the business-to-business trade show and business-to-consumer event industries, serving as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for General Sports Shows, Inc. and Group Show Director for Cygnus Business Media. He played an integral role in building these organizations' portfolios through new market launches, event acquisitions, and growing event revenues. While at Cygnus, the company was named one of the top ten tradeshow event organizers in the country and was recognized in Tradeshow Week Magazine as a "national phenomenon" in the regional trade show industry.
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