Mike Gay has been named svp marketing at AmericasMart Atlanta, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart and its AMC Inc. parent entity. Gay succeeds Mike Turnbull, who has been named svp strategic relations for AMC Inc., and its AmericasMart and LIGHTFAIR International entities.
Gay will be responsible for strengthening the AmericasMart brand and its 19 annual markets, which attract retailers from every U.S. state and more than 80 countries. He leads a team of marketing, advertising, technology, retail services and publishing professionals.
A marketing veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Gay joins AmericasMart following a 13-year tenure at Philips Consumer Lifestyle in Atlanta, where he served as vp marketing and general manager of e-Commerce and Value Added Services.
“Mike’s deep experience and passion for marketing and developing solutions for complex businesses made him an ideal leader for AmericasMart,” noted Portman. “He is well positioned to advance and enhance our marketing mission, our business and our brand.”
A long-time Atlanta resident, Gay resides in Druid Hills with his wife and two young children.