UBM Americas Executives Named to the Folio 100

Sally Shankland Named a "Visionary" and Kelley Damore Named a "Content Connoisseur"

Oct 2, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Americas announced that CEO Sally Shankland has been named a "Visionary" and Chief Community Officer Kelley Damore has been named a "Content Connoisseur" on the Folio 100 list. Folio's list salutes the most influential and impactful media innovators and entrepreneurs annually.

Shankland and Damore will both be honored on October 21, 2014 at the Folio 100 Awards Luncheon during the MediaNext Conference at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.

"Kelley and I are honored to be included on this influential list," said Shankland. "Accolades such as this validate UBM's strategic vision to connect, inform and build B2B communities through live events and media. Harnessing the power of insight, data intelligence and content, the expertise in the markets we serve enhances the 360-degree experience we provide to audiences. The breadth of these interactions leads to continual gains in knowledge, which in turn improves experiences and results. This holistic approach means we deliver superior results to exhibitors and digital marketers alike."

Shankland is CEO of UBM Americas which includes UBM Tech, UBM Canon, UBM Medica, UBM NY Group, UBM Mexico and, effective January 2015, UBM Brazil.  She was most recently CEO of UBM Connect.  Prior, Shankland was CEO of UBM Medica US.  Shankland joined UBM in 1988 and held successive positions in marketing, sales and management. She led UBM Medica US's successful transition from a print-based publishing business to its position as one of the leading digital marketing services businesses serving the US healthcare market. Sally is a graduate of UBM's Business Leaders Programme (2001 & 2011) and has completed executive development courses with Harvard Business School and Cornell University.  She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. (Summa Cum Laude, Honors) in Social Science following being educated in Italy and Germany.

Damore has helped build technology's most impressive media brands for more than 20 years. As UBM Tech's Chief Community Officer, she oversees editorial operations and strategy for UBM Tech's portfolio of community sites and also executes on the vision of producing premier content across online and live events, while expanding and enhancing the company's online communities.  Prior, Damore served as SVP and Editorial Director for CRN, where she worked closely with senior management to re-launch the site and spearhead a mobile app strategy. Earlier, she was Editorial Director of TechTarget's Security Media properties.  Previously, Damore held writing positions at InfoWorld and PC Week, and served as Director of Creative Services and Constituency Building at non-profit Oxfam America.  Damore has won dozens of editorial awards.  She holds a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a master's degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

UBM Americas 

Through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections.  Headquartered in New York, UBM Americas brings together UBM's healthcare business, UBM Medica US; UBM Tech's technology communities, live events and custom services; UBM Canon's advanced design and manufacturing event, online and print brands; UBM New York Group's catering, cruise shipping, contact-center management, and fine, specialty and custom chemical communities; and UBM Mexico's concrete, construction and hospitality services shows. 

UBM Americas is part of UBM plc (UBM.L).

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Winnie Ng
VP of Marketing, Business Technology Media

UBM Americas