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

Andrew Asaro

National Sales Manager 985.809.0600 ext 214

andrew.asaro@american-tradeshow.com

Andrew Asaro is a local product of Louisiana. Andrew attended the University of Southern Mississippi, focusing on Public Relations and Business. Andrew uses his years of experience as an onsite technician with ATS to help his clients suit their needs. He enjoys the customer service and problem solving end of the job. When Andrew is not on the road, he can be found cheering for his favorite teams the LSU Tigers, New Orleans Saints and Houston Astros.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-asaro-91872866/

 

Karen LeBlanc

Director of Accounting / Office Manager 985.809.0600 ext 212

karen.leblanc@american-tradeshow.com

Karen LeBlanc, Accounting Director/Office Manager, is one multi-talented tradeshow professional. Karen 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 handle the financial aspects of our company, she also uses her graphic design skills to assist show managers with marketing designs and materials. 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.

Ellie Harper

Director of On-Line 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.

 

Madison Rouyer

Online Registration Specialist 985.806.0600, ext 236

madison.rouyer@american-tradeshow.com

Madison is the newest member of the Online Registration team here at ATS. She obtains an extensive background in hospitality and strives to provide the highest level of customer service with a positive and approachable attitude. Her inclination to help others is what drives her each and every day. When not in the office or on show site you can most likely find Madison on the river with her friends and family, and of course her two dogs.

Holly Quick

Director of Marketing 985.809.0600 ext 211

holly.quick@american-tradeshow.com

ATS is pleased to welcome Holly Quick as our Director of Marketing. Holly brings in over 20 years of retail experience where she 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 travelling to our events. “As a manager I believe recognition is one of the greatest motivators! An employee who feels appreciated will always do more than expected. “ When not in the office or travelling, Holly enjoys spending time with her family and friends, experiencing NOLA and new restaurants and loves fashion and fitness.     

Ryan Fucaloro

Marketing Representative 985.809.0600 ext 224

ryan.fucaloro@american-tradeshow.com

Ryan Fucaloro was raised in Mandeville, Louisiana and he graduated with a B.A. in Marketing from Southeastern Louisiana University. As our new marketing representative Ryan brings a positive and infectious attitude that makes him an excellent team member. He wants to make sure that all customers are satisfied with the products we provide and enjoys working with them to solve all issues that come his way. When he isn’t in the office Ryan enjoys watching all types of movies, traveling and exploring new cities to understand other culture outside of Louisiana, technology, and sports. He will try just about anything once, because if you don’t try new things you will not continue to grow and learn.

Jessica Taylor

Marketing Assistant 985.809.0600 ext 217

jessica.taylor@american-tradeshow.com

Jessica is a lifelong resident of St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. She is a well-rounded individual and strives to provide outstanding customer service and overall happiness to each and every client. As your ATS Marketing Assistant, Jessica will giver her all. On the other hand when she is not hard at work at ATS you will find her spending time with her family, fishing, going to the car races, and just enjoying life.

Meagan LeBoutillier

Graphic Designer 985.809.0600, ext 234

meagan.leboutiller@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.

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

Kelly Johnson

Senior Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 213

kelly.johnson@american-tradeshow.com

Kelly Johnson brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to ATS. Kelly has her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Winona State University (Minnesota),several years of tradeshow/event experience and is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP). She knows what it takes to plan and execute successful events. Kelly hails from Kenosha, Wisconsin and is a recent transplant to New Orleans, LA. Her outgoing personality and sense of humor make her fun to work with. Kelly enjoys traveling, football, and exploring the many treasures New Orleans has to offer. She loves spending time with her family and husband and adores her Miniature Poodle, Duke. Much to the chagrin of her co-workers and husband, Kelly is a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan. Thankfully, the New Orleans Saints also have a special place in her heart.

Amber Schmitt

Project 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.

Holly Bunn

Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 210

holly.bunn@american-tradeshow.com

Holly Bunn grew up in Birmingham and attended Mississippi State University where she earned a Bachelor’s in International Business. Holly went on to University of Montevallo for a Master’s in Secondary Mathematics Education. This vibrant educator comes to ATS after 10 years of fervently pouring into young minds as a high school teacher, administrator and golf coach. Whether it was teaching, managing teams, competing for state titles, or running graduation ceremonies, Holly excelled under the pressure of balancing priorities and deadlines. Her organizational methods, exacting efficiency and sound communication equate to a sure-fire project management execution in the tradeshow industry. Holly has found her calling and her people in ATS. When not hard at work, Holly loves to do anything outdoors, namely hike, bike, golf, camp, and be on the beach. She’s also a huge fan of live music, travel, the Saints, and her MSU Bulldogs!

Heidi Scheuermann

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!

Taylor Marceaux

Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 222

taylor.marceaux@american-tradeshow.com

 

Michelle Braiwick

Project Manager 985.809.0600 ext 231

michelle.braiwick@american-tradeshow.com

Wendy Westbrook

Project Management Assistant 985.809.0600 ext 206

wendy.westbrook@american-tradeshow.com

ATS has been lucky to have Wendy Westbrook as a part of our team since 2001, where she continues to privde stellar customer service to exhibitors. Her intimate knowledge of ATS' cutting-edge lead retrieval products and services means exhibitors can definitely count on Wendy to get the best return on investment. A Louisiana native, Wendy loves the state's rich culture, traveling to festivals with her husband and son to sample jambalaya and two-step to live Zydeco music. Her favorite New Orleans restaurant? K-Paul's hands down.

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

Team Lead - Programming 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Programmer 985.809.0600 ext 226

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Mike Truesdell

Director of Inventory and 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.

John Gorumba

Director of Onsite Services 985.809.0600 ext 230

john.gorumba@american-tradeshow.com

John Gorumba brings many talents to his position as Director of On-Site Services. After six years as an Audio/Visual tech in the hotel and convention industry, John can seamlessly work with both show and hotel staff to overcome any issues that might arise. Add to that the very cool skills he learned while attending the University of New Orleans Film School, both directing and producing special effects for small budget movies, and as a Scenic Artist at Six Flags New Orleans designing a Haunted House, and he is a master at creating custom A/V productions for ATS’ diverse clientele. Born and raised in New Orleans, John is a graduate of Southeastern University in Hammond, LA. He loves the travel that comes with his job. When not on the road, his two children keep him busy “learning to be a father.”

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.