Employee Spotlight: Brittny Lyons

 

Brittny HeadshotIt's that time again! To highlight one of our many outstanding employees here at T3 Expo. Brittny brings many years of trade show experience to our company and she treats her colleagues like friends and family. We are thrilled to have her as an Eventgineer. Learn a little bit more about Brittny in her interview below. And connect with her on LinkedIn here!

 

1. How did you get started in the expo and trade show industry? Can you provide insight into some of your past experience?

 I like to think I got started when I was a child. My father was an artist who would travel and exhibit his art at tradeshows. During the summer, he brought the whole family with him and I would help him and my Mother run the booth. This piqued my interest in the travel/tradeshow industry. I attended Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, SC.  I graduated with an Associate’s degree in Travel and Tourism Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Sales and Meeting Management. Straight out of college I was hired at Champion Exposition Services as a Customer Service Representative and stayed in the position for about 10 years.

2. What motivated you to join T3 Expo as an Eventgineer?

After I left Champion, I was staying busy doing a lot of freelance work when T3 approached me about working some shows for them. I had worked with Nate Derby and Chris Valentine previously at Champion and really enjoyed working with them.

3.  What do you enjoy most about your role? Working at T3?

What I really enjoy the most about my role is the new experience. Previously I was customer service, and T3 brought me on as an Account Executive. This was a new role for me so it was a great learning opportunity. Honestly, what I enjoy the most about working at T3 are the people. Most of us have known each other for years. I consider them all my great friends and feel like we have a family here.

 4. In the past year, what have been the most exciting shows you have worked on and why?

I would say the most exciting show that I do is National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA). The exhibitors from NAAA fly in planes and helicopters that dust crops. Depending on where the show is, they sometimes fly in a land right at the convention center. Other times they truck them in, and they get assembled on the show floor. It’s quite a site to see these large planes on the tradeshow floor, I have learned so much about that industry from my participation in these trade shows.

5. Any funny stories from a recent show you’d like to share?

Oh, plenty of funny stories, there’s never a dull moment. But, I won’t mention any names to protect the innocent!

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