SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. - February 15, 2012 - Interbike, organizers of the largest cycling trade show and outdoor demo event in North America, announces the addition of Leigh Donovan to its team as an account executive. Donovan, a former professional world champion downhill racer and small business owner, will bring her competitive spirit, experience in retail and extensive network of relationships in the bicycle industry to the trade show’s sales team.
“Bicycles have given me almost everything that I’ve attained in my life – I’m at home with bikes,” commented Donovan. “I’m really excited to start working with and serving so many of the great suppliers in our industry here with Interbike. And as a retail store owner for 8 years, I’ve also walked the other side of the aisles and understand the needs of buyers attending the show.”
Leigh will be responsible for handling accounts on the West Coast and New England and will report to sales manager Andria Klinger.
“Leigh’s passion for bikes and her industry connections will be great additions to our team and a real asset to Interbike exhibitors,” remarked Klinger. “So much of what we do here is about relationship building and Leigh’s knowledge of the industry and her friendships gained from years on the pro circuit will be a perfect fit.”
Leigh grew up in Southern California and began racing professionally in 1982. She is a 9-time US national downhill champion and became downhill world champion in Germany in 1995. After retiring from professional racing in 2001, she co-owned and managed a successful retail apparel store for eight years, followed by time raising a family. Feeling the urge to race again, she mounted a comeback in 2010 that resulted in an 8th place at the world championships – the highest placing by an American female downhiller that year.
Leigh can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-949-226-5758.
Interbike 2012 will return to Las Vegas with the OutDoor Demo on September 17-18 in Boulder City, Nevada, followed by the Interbike Expo, September 19-21 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. For more information about the show, visit www.interbike.com.
The Interbike International Bicycle Expo and OutDoor Demo are the bicycle industry's leading business-to-business events bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Interbike is a business unit of Nielsen Expositions, the parent company of the Outdoor Retailer (OR) and Health Fitness Business expos. Nielsen Expositions is a full-service trade show company that creates, markets and produces high-quality expos and educational conferences. Interbike (www.interbike.com) gathers more than 1,100 cycling-related brands and close to 24,000 total attendees annually.
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