Employee Bio's

Mike Schwartz

President 985.809.0600 ext 207

mike.schwartz@american-tradeshow.com

As the president and owner of ATS, Mike Schwartz's goal is to make each and every tradeshow a rousing success for his clients. A graduate of the University of New Orleans, Mike has dedicated himself to offering the most cutting edge technology and best customer service in the tradeshow industry since he founded ATS in 1996. His B.S. in Geology combined with eight years working as an Environmental Consultant has made him a big proponent of using sustainable materials and green technologies in ATS products and services. Mike personally attends over 20 tradeshows a year, mingling with clients to find out how ATS can make their lives easier. When not traveling, you can find him at home in Louisiana enjoying the great outdoors with his wife and two boys, Jack and Pete, or on the tennis court channeling Roger Federer.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-schwartz/8/548/5a4

Peter Schulz

Vice President / General Manager 985.809.0600 ext 204

pete.schulz@american-tradeshow.com

General Manager and Vice President Pete Schulz’s favorite saying is, “you have two ears and one mouth, so use them proportionately.” Good news for ATS clients. Understanding each tradeshow is unique, Pete listens carefully, gleaning each client’s objectives so he can customize a package of products and services that fit their specific needs. An LSU alum, during football season he wears both his heart, and the purple and gold on his sleeve. When not traveling to catch up with clients at tradeshows across the country he is back home in Louisiana with his wife and three children. Except, of course, for Wednesday evenings, when you will find him on the basketball court perfecting his three-pointer.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-b-schulz/2/1b8/589

Paul Bremond

Director of Sales 985.809.0600 ext 202

paul.bremond@american-tradeshow.com

Since working in the convention industry since 1997 as an event coordinator, managing tradeshow computer rentals and registrations, Director of Sales Paul Bremond knows firsthand the challenges meeting planners and show managers face. That’s why Paul will work tirelessly to help clients tailor ATS’ products and services to fit the specific needs of their show. Your success is his success! Born in New Orleans, Paul attended Southeastern Louisiana University. Like every Big Easy resident, he’s a huge Saints fan. Paul loves to travel and has been to 35 states and 12 countries, attending tradeshows and having fun. When he does unpack his suitcase, you’ll find him with either a golf club or fishing rod in hand.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/paul-bremond/1/861/954

Leslie Baltzley

National Sales Manager 985.809.0600 ext 218

leslie.baltzley@american-tradeshow.com

Leslie Baltzley began in the trade show industry in 2004. Leslie’s number one goal is to ensure her customers are treated with exceptional customer service and that their experience is seamless. “I treat my customers the way I would want to be treated” is Leslie’s motto. Born and raised in Dallas, Leslie is an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and a true Texan at heart! In her free time she enjoys working out and spending time with her husband and son.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-baltzley-25b4b26

Holly Quick

National Sales Manager 985.809.0600 ext 211

holly.quick@american-tradeshow.com

National Sales Manager, Holly Quick, comes to ATS with over 20 years of retail sales experience. Holly worked as Store Manager, DMIT, and Visual Manager in high volume stores. Holly brings enthusiasm into this position and will make it a priority to provide stellar customer service to our clients both while in the office and traveling to our events. When not in the office or traveling, Holly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, experiencing NOLA and loves fashion and fitness.

Amber Schmitt

National Sales Manager 985.809.0600 ext 221

amber.schmitt@american-tradeshow.com

Born and raised in New Orleans, Amber completed her B.A. in Communications with a minor in Business at Louisiana State University. With a background in digital advertising, she is bringing great knowledge and work ethic to ATS. Creative and strong-minded, she considers herself a “planner” and is a fast pace worker. Amber enjoys going to festivals, cheering on the Tigers, and eating lots of sushi.

Karen LeBlanc, SHRM-CP

Director of Accounting & Human Resources 985.809.0600 ext 212

karen.leblanc@american-tradeshow.com

Karen LeBlanc, Director of Accounting & Human Resources, is one multi-talented tradeshow professional. She has been working in the convention business since 1996, and has had experience in all aspects of event management, from Registration, Financial Reporting/Budgeting, Education Session planning, Graphic design of print materials, and dealing with hotels and outside vendors. Here are ATS, not only does Karen manage the financial aspects of our company, she also handles all of the Human Resource functions too. Karen graduated from the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. When not in the office, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, and her three pups. You can also hear Karen rooting for the LSU Tigers, New Orleans Saints, and Texas Rangers year round.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/karenleblancats

Denise Mitchell

Accounting Assistant 985.809.0600 ext 201

denise.mitchell@american-tradeshow.com

Denise Mitchell is a lifelong resident of Louisiana. Customer service and data entry were a strong part of every job she held. Her greatest accomplishments in life are her two children and beating breast cancer. Denise's motto is “you really CAN teach an old dog new tricks” which brings her to say that she is a “jack of all trades but a master of none”. In her spare time, (what spare time?) Denise likes hanging with the hubby, family and my three dogs. She also enjoys cooking for others.

Paige Lawson

Director of Marketing 985.809.0600 ext 224

paige.lawson@american-tradeshow.com

Paige Lawson graduated from Louisiana State University with a BS in Marketing. Paige comes to ATS with fresh ideas and a love for organization and planning which will help her succeed in her Marketing position. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, she promises that she will try anything once when it comes to food…. A promise made easier when you are surrounded by great NOLA cuisine. While not at work, Paige loves to spend time with her family and friends, including her three wonderful nephews! Paige’s next big ambition in life? To become a Dog Owner!

Simone Perrault

Marketing Representative 985.809.0600 ext 217

simone.perrault@american-tradeshow.com

Simone is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and she majored in Business. Simone brings leading-edge customer service and marketing skills and a deep commitment to every aspect of her job. Born and raised in Louisiana, Simone Perrault is a lifelong Saints and LSU fan. She keeps her family and friends close, and loves to cook.

Kelley Smith

Marketing Assistant 985.809.0600 ext 206

kelley.smith@american-tradeshow.com

Kelley Smith was born and raised on the West Bank of New Orleans and moved to Ponchatoula, LA in 2014 to live in the “country”. Along with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Kelley also brings many years of customer service skills to her role as Marketing Assistant. When not working, Kelley loves watching Reality T.V. or spending quality time with her husband, son, and daughter. She is also an avid Saints Fan…WHODAT?!!

Ellie Harper

Director of Online Registration Services 985.809.0600 ext 205

ellie.harper@american-tradeshow.com

Ellie Harper, a graduate from Louisiana State University, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in business management. She brings a strong work ethic to ATS and is eager to learn. She has knowledge of marketing, particularly social media marketing, and computer literacy from working as a digital presence strategist. As a Louisiana native, she is a die-hard Saints and LSU fan, and looks forward to winning fantasy football for the second year. When she’s not working you can find her by the river, especially in Louisiana’s brutally hot summers.

Susannah Sirera

Online Registration Specialist 985.809.0600 ext 229

susannah.sirera@american-tradeshow.com

Susannah graduated from LSU with a B.S. in Marketing and a concentration in Sales. She enjoys building registration sites and helping her clients grow their brand. She grew up in Louisiana and loves to travel. When not working, Susannah can be found cheering for her beloved Tigers and Saints, reading, or hanging out with friends.

Jasmine Arias

Online Registration Specialist 985.809.0600, ext 234

jasmine.arias@american-tradeshow.com

Upon achieving her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Southeastern Louisiana University, Jasmine brings an extensive skillset and hard work ethic to the ATS Online Registration team. Although young, Jasmine has exemplified talents in the customer service industry and utilizes those tools when speaking to clients on a daily basis. Jasmine loves being challenged in every aspect of her life and feels like her job at ATS keeps her on her toes. When not working, Jasmine enjoys running, spending time with family and friends and smothering her outrageously cute golden doodle with affection.

Mallory Tusa

Online Registration Specialist 985.809.0600, ext 238

mallory.tusa@american-tradeshow.com

Mallory Tusa was born and raised in New Orleans and graduated from Louisiana State University. With a background in marketing, she brings creativity and strong work ethic to the ATS team. Mallory strives to provide exceptional customer service and make sure our clients are utilizing our services to the best of their ability. When not in the office, you can find her hanging out with her two dogs or cheering on the Saints (Who Dat!).

Mallory Springer

Online Registration Specialist 985.809.0600 ext 239

mallory.springer@american-tradeshow.com

Mallory Springer, a graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Organizational Communications. Mallory brings an optimistic personality and utilizes her communication skills to go the extra mile for each client. Before joining the ATS Online Registration team, Mallory worked at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as an Exhibit Coordinator. Mallory thrives at conquering challenges and encouraging everyone around her. When not working, Mallory enjoys quality time with her loved ones, serving people with her church, shopping, exercising, and finding the best food places in town!

Carley Hodges

Online Registration Support Specialist ext 236

carley.hodges@american-tradeshow.com

Carley moved to Louisiana from Austin, TX about 2 years ago. She has a versatile work background in many industries, including sales and customer service. Carley would characterize herself as a diligent Online Registration Support Specialist that is dedicated to exceptional customer service. Her daughter Trinity, family and career are most important to her. She enjoys attending local festivals/concerts, being outdoors, all things crafty and shopping.

Melissa Roberts

Director of Project Management 985.809.0600 ext 203

melissa.roberts@american-tradeshow.com

Producing a successful tradeshow is akin to producing a movie or TV show. Both require someone behind the scenes who can juggle a million tasks while managing a multi-million dollar budget. No one knows this better than Melissa, who has worked in both industries. Seven years as a Production Manager in film and television followed by eight on the tradeshow circuit working in various capacities make her one of the best Project Managers in the business. She truly enjoys building relationships with her clients and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. Melissa, who attended LSU for three years before graduating from the University of New Orleans, applies the same tenacity to her personal life. She loves to travel, snowboard and hang out with her five nieces. An avid runner, she has completed 3 half marathons and a sprint triathlon!

http://www.linkedin.com/in/melissasroberts

Heidi Scheuermann

Senior Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 235

heidi.scheuermann@american-tradeshow.com

Heidi is a Louisiana native who earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from UL Lafayette (go Cajuns!) and a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is over the moon to be working for ATS and is excited to use her talents to serve our clients. When Heidi is away from her desk you will most likely find her at musical theatre production or planning her next trip!

Michela Stasi

Project Manager 985.809.0600, ext 210

michela.stasi@american-tradeshow.com

Michela Stasi was born and raised in Southeast Louisiana and graduated 2017 with a Bachelors in History. She came to ATS after working as a Sales Coordinator with the Hyatt. Michela excelled at organizing events and meetings for large groups coming in to stay in New Orleans. When she is away from her desk, she enjoys watching documentaries, spending time in Nola with friends, and exercising!

Morgan Beard

Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 231

morgan.beard@american-tradeshow.com

Morgan Beard is a resident of Mandeville, LA where she has lived for the past 12 years. She received her BA in Communication from Southeastern Louisiana University (Go Lions!). While at SLU, she was heavily involved with campus activities and a member of Theta Phi Alpha Fraternity. With a background in administrative work, Morgan brings great organizational and communicative skills to the ATS Team. When she is not in the office she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Julia Meyers

Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 222

julia.meyers@american-tradeshow.com

Julia Meyers is a Louisiana native, born and raised in Mandeville. She is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a minor in Political Science. At SLU, Julia led the National Society of Collegiate Journalists where she truly found her knack for leadership. She’s vibrant, fast paced, and organized. In her spare time, Julia loves to play soccer, read, write on her blog, and watch Live PD (or any police show).

Danielle Walker

Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 213

danielle.walker@american-tradeshow.com

Danielle Walker, a New Orleans native, graduated from Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Marketing in 2015. Prior to joining the ATS team, Danielle worked in entertainment for the New Orleans Pelicans and New Orleans Saints where attention to detail, time management, multitasking and the ability to adapt was not only a necessity but challenged daily. She is excited to build upon these skills and hit the ground running with ATS. When Danielle’s not working you can find her cheering on the LSU Tigers or watching the latest reality TV series.

Rachel Harris

Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 240

rachel.harris@american-tradeshow.com

Born in Louisiana and raised in Central Florida, this southern girl, Rachel Harris, loves her faith, food, family and friends! Her strong communication skills, attention to detail and leadership abilities make her a fit perfect for the Project Management role. She is team player and go getter, dedicated and driven to building long lasting relationships with her clients and coworkers. Curious by nature and intrigued by others perspectives, she loves to learn new things and views challenges as an opportunity for growth! When she isn’t working you’ll often find Rachel volunteering or attending classes at her local parish church and indulging in some of the amazing New Orleans local cuisine! She also appreciates fine wines, enjoys yoga, running, going to the beach and will always love Disney!

Madison Springer

Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 241

madison.springer@american-tradeshow.com

Madison Springer was born and raised in Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Marketing. She is excited to use her customer service and marketing experience along with her love of organizing for her role as a project manager. While obtaining her undergraduate degree, she was in a variety of clubs including the Rock Climbing, Wakeboarding and Running clubs. She puts hot sauce on everything, enjoys live music, and going to cheer on the Tigers.

TBA

Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 214

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Keith LeBlanc

Director of IT 985.809.0600 ext 209

keith.leblanc@american-tradeshow.com

As Director of IT, Keith LeBlanc has been instrumental in establishing ATS’ reputation as the leader in state-of-the-art registration and lead retrieval software and products. With ATS since 2001 after eight years in the U.S. Army, he is a great motivator who enjoys collaborating with his team of skilled programmers. Keith is a big fan of baseball and SciFi, and can run if chased. He is married to ATS Accounting Director Karen LeBlanc, adding literal credence to the ATS “one big happy family” environment.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/keith-leblanc/2b/127/b04

Liz Strickland

Director of Programming 985.809.0600 ext 206

liz.strickland@american-tradeshow.com

Liz Strickland brings over 20 years of customer friendly programming experience to ATS. Her career spans a diverse range of industries including airport systems, nuclear power plants, telecommunications, human resources, and many others. Throughout her career she has demonstrated expertise in developing unique solutions to fit customer needs. By working directly with customers she insures that software solutions exceed expectations. Liz is also the reigning state Senior Olympic champion in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles table tennis, a sport in which she engages 3 to 4 times a week. In addition to table tennis Liz also enjoys the sport of scuba diving and was actually an instructor for 4 years. If you have a chance to corner her, she will be more than happy to share some of her underwater pictures and stories.

Joy Hymel

Programmer 985.809.0600 ext 215

joy.hymel@american-tradeshow.com

Joy Hymel comes to ATS with more than 25 years of experience in the programming field. Joy, born and raised in the New Orleans area, has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Processing from Loyola University and an MBA from the University of New Orleans. When not at work, Joy likes camping, nature walks, white water rafting, live performances, art shows and trying new restaurants with her husband and teenage daughter.

Colleen Breaux

Programmer 985.809.0600 ext 232

colleen.breaux@american-tradeshow.com

Colleen is new to the programming team starting November 2017. She is a Louisiana native and has lived on the northshore for 27 years. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in Computer Science. Colleen is married with two daughters and loves to spend time with her family and Chihuahua Sammy. She loves LSU baseball and also enjoys being out on the river or at the beach.

Thomas Deseamus

Programmer 985.809.0600 ext 223

thomas.deseamus@american-tradeshow.com

Tom has two children: son Garrett and daughter Dara. He is a graduate of LSU and he bleeds purple and gold. Tom has over 20 years’ experience in application development including database, web, and desktop applications and he has used many programming languages including: VB, C, .net, Java and many others. For fun Tom loves to spend time with his son fishing or watching movies, especially Marvel Universe movies.

Kevin Fogg

Programmer 985.809.0600 ext 220

kevin.fogg@american-tradeshow.com

Kevin Fogg came in to ATS as an On-Site technician. Having a knack for programming, he was promoted to Programmer from within. Kevin spent five years Active Duty Navy. This has given him the drive and motivation needed to give excellent service in all aspects. Kevin is married with six children. He was born in Slidell, LA and has lived in Pearl River, LA for the majority of his life. For fun, Kevin enjoys many aspects of life to include taking his family out to many different activities, folk-style wrestling, table-tennis, pickleball, tabletop RPGs and video games.

Joshua Lyons

Programmer 985.809.0600 ext 237

joshua.lyons@american-tradeshow.com

Joshua Lyons is a welcome addition to our programming team at ATS. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Computer Science, Josh put his interests in discovery, creativity, and, “figuring out how things work,” to work in the tech world. When he isn’t using his talents programming he continues to expand his creative knowledge in digital painting, drawing, hardware design, and music composure. And if he’s not on a computer you might find him working on his car, or pursuing astronomy.

Manuel Fernandez

Programmer 985.809.0600, ext 230

manuel.fernandez@american-tradeshow.com

Back in high school, while everyone else was running around socializing during lunch, Manuel was sitting somewhere out of the way making calculator programs with his best friend. Manuel Fernandez graduated from NTCC in 2013 with an Associates in Computer Networking. He then worked for ATS until 2015. In two of his four years of absence he has worked in a myriad of professions. Some of these include an IT Technician, a CSR for a 24/7 call center, and an Armed Security Guard posted in New Orleans. For the two years prior to his return, Manuel was an IT Instructor for the school he graduated from. In his free time, Manuel likes to play video games, paintball, hang out with friends, watch Netflix, and chase his daughter around the house (as she laughs at his futile efforts).

Mike Truesdell

Director of Inventory & Logistics 985.809.0600 ext 216

mike.truesdell@american-tradeshow.com

After ten solid years in the convention industry as a Show Coordinator, Mike Truesdell knows the ins and outs of pulling off a successful event. As he says, “I thrive in the hustle and bustle of coordinating a show.” Mike has lived in New Orleans his entire life, even graduating from Loyola University with a B.A. in Political Science. As expected, he is a huge Saints fan, but roots for the Chicago Cubs during baseball season. When not enjoying one of the many cities he regularly travels to when working a show, Mike spends time with his wife and two children, taking in the New Orleans’s cultural and music festivals.

Ryan McKneely

Manager of Logistics & Onsite Services 985.809.0600 ext 226

ryan.mckneely@american-tradeshow.com

Ryan McKneely started with ATS as an Independent Contractor where he worked as an Onsite Technician at our events. After nine months of superb customer service, he was promoted in-house to the position of Programmer. Ryan has a history of toying with computers, and is currently working towards a degree in Computer Information Technology. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys strength training, Historical documentaries, Sci-Fi novels, game design, and further extending his knowledge of all things tech related.

Andrew Bautista

Manager of Onsite Services 985.809.0600 ext 0

andrew.bautista@american-tradeshow.com

Andrew Bautista is born and raised in Louisiana and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. Andrew has been in the tradeshow industry for four years and brings great energy and responsibility to the tech department. When Andrew is not in the office, he enjoys eating delicious foods from all over the world, live music, kayaking on the bayou, and jamming with his band “Anthony & The Gurus”.

Jason Stein

Onsite Show Technician 985.809.0600 ext 0

jason.stein@american-tradeshow.com

Jason's enthusiasm for technology landed him with ATS in the tech department. He has the ability to provide stellar technical support to our clients, which is a huge asset to ATS. Jason is a Louisiana native that loves to watch the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. With a passion for music he enjoys going to local music shows or festivals in his spare time.

Matthew Waldorf

Onsite Technician 985.809.0600 ext 0

matthew.waldorf@american-tradeshow.com

Matthew Waldorf comes to ATS with 11 Years of Military experience, 8 of which was as active duty between the Navy and the Army. Outside the Military, he has spent time in sales and various warehouse positions. Matthew graduated DeVry University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Technical Management with a concentration in Accounting. Matthew is married with one son. Although born in Southern California, Matthew made sure to make his way to Louisiana as quick as he could. He is a huge fan of Drew Brees, and has been converted into a New Orleans Saints fan. When not traveling, Matthew loves to go to Church, go bowling, and spend time with friends and family.

Cameron Goodreau

Onsite Technician 985.809.0600 ext 0

Meagan LeBoutillier

Graphic Designer 985.809.0600, ext 234

meagan.leboutillier@american-tradeshow.com

Meagan joined our Marketing Team in February 2018, taking over the role of Graphic Designer. Meagan is a Louisiana native, raised in Mandeville. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a BA in Graphic Design. Meagan enjoys assisting in helping her client's visions come to life through her design works while keeping the work environment fun, enjoyable, and friendly. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and four dogs, attending live music events, camping, dabbling in the art of photography, and exploring different cities.