Lance Fensterman has been promoted to group v-p of Reed Exhibitions and will devote his time exclusively to running the company’s pop culture business. He will retain oversight of BookExpo America until a replacement is found. A spokesperson said Reed expects to have a successor in place before the 2010 convention set for New York City. Fensterman. who joined Reed in April 2006, will now manage New York Comic Con, Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo as well as a number of other shows.
In a related announcement, Courtney Muller, who has been a group v-p at Reed, has been promoted to senior v-p. Muller’s portfolio will continue to include overseeing BEA, as well as Global Gaming Expo and Global Gaming Expo Asia; the International Vision Expo events; INTERPHEX; and the Food/Restaurant shows.