Further strengthening the central leadership setting a foundation for continued growth

TRUMBULL, CT (March 12, 2019) – Clarion UX, one of the fastest growing events companies in the US, announced today the promotion of MaryBeth DeWitt to the role of Senior Vice President of Operations for all Clarion UX North American events.  MaryBeth will continue to oversee the North America Energy Group, as well.

DeWitt, who has more than 17 years of leadership experience, joined Clarion UX with the acquisition of the PennWell business last year serving as the Senior Vice President of the North American Energy Group and Operations. While in this role, DeWitt has been instrumental in driving business growth across her events, ensuring the highest levels of operational excellence and establishing and delivering exceptional customer care and experience programs across the portfolio.

“We’ve given tremendous thought and consideration to what the evolution of our business looks like and establishing operational excellence and providing superior service levels to our customers is at the highest priority for us today as it complements the successes we have had so far”, said Greg Topalian, Clarion UX CEO. “In the last year, we have more than doubled in size and have aggressive plans for continued growth. MaryBeth has been a vital part of our leadership team. She brings exceptional skills and experience and is the perfect choice for this role. We look forward to MaryBeth and her team continuing to develop the highest level of support and service for all our customers and events across Clarion UX”.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunities ahead as we are creating a ‘center of excellence’ around the operational organization of Clarion UX – one that is positioned to support the growth of the business providing the highest levels of customer service and support to both our customers and our event teams,” said MaryBeth DeWitt. “We look forward to further defining our approach to meet the needs of our customers today and in the future.”

The appointment of DeWitt further supports Clarion UX’s leadership focus to deliver best in class events where product innovation, customer service and support are critical in driving the customer experience. 
Topalian further commented, “Our central team has outstanding leaders in their fields and are well-positioned to drive organization support and innovation by working alongside our event portfolio leaders to achieve business growth.”

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About Clarion UX
Clarion UX, owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of over 40 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Apparel, Art, Automotive, Aviation, Energy, Fire & Rescue, Foodservice, Gaming, Gift, Souvenir, Specialty Retail, and Enthusiast Lifestyle, with offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Tulsa, OK; Tacoma, WA; Portland, OR and Boca Raton, FL.  Learn more at

About Clarion Events
Clarion Events operates over 180 events in 50 countries from 15 offices in the UK, the US, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the Netherlands.  Clarion can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK.  More recently the firm has developed an international portfolio of brands and now has interests in a number of global vertical industries including energy, security and defense, electronics, technology, fashion, retail, gaming and marketing. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. Learn more at