This “Faces of ECI” profile focuses on Account Executive Greg Schoenman. Greg, who has been with Exhibit Concepts since 2008, offers expertise in everything from trade shows to corporate interiors. From snow skiing to fishing, Greg is opening up in our latest “Faces of ECI” profile.
When did your career at Exhibit Concepts begin?
My career at Exhibit Concepts began November 2008.
Explain your role?
My job is to bring new business to the company and to nurture existing business.
Describe your most impactful client moment?
What I find most impactful is when we receive referrals. When someone calls and says that you’ve been recommended by someone else, that’s an awesome feeling. That means we’re doing a great job.
What do you like most about Exhibit Concepts?
The thing I like most about Exhibit Concepts is the diversity of work. We do trade show work, we do museum work, we do interior work and it’s never the same thing twice, so it’s always new and exciting.
How did you get started in the exhibition industry?
I actually got started on the client side. I was a marketing coordinator, and I did all sorts of things, including exhibits. When I left there, I joined this side of the industry and I’ve been doing it ever since.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE...
Fishing. I spend a lot of time fishing. I actually don’t work in our Vandalia office. I am out of the Cleveland area and near Lake Erie, so I get to spend more time than I should admit fishing at the lake.
Favorite Band or Musician?
Hands down, ZZ Top.
I love Dances with Wolves. I’ve had to of watched it hundreds of times.
Favorite author or book?
I read a lot. It’s tough to have a favorite. But I am a big fan of Bill O’Reilly’s Killing series. Those have been very informative and interesting.
What is your ideal place to live?
Somewhere that’s warmer than Ohio. I’m kind of tired of winter after all these years. I’ll probably one day move south, somewhere near the coast.
Who is one person you'd want to have dinner with?
Ronald Reagan. It would probably take longer than dinner to pick his mind. But I’d love to talk to him about how he was able to influence and make the impact and lead the way he did. It’s amazing. It would be fantastic to be able to talk to him.
What charitable cause is important to you?
The Special Olympics. I volunteer for the Winter Special Olympics in Ohio for the state skiing finals. It’s fantastic. It’s a great opportunity for all of the participants to be able to compete and to spend time outside in competition. They probably wouldn’t get that same opportunity elsewhere. I spend my time as a ski patroller and support that event.