Bob Priest-Heck

Bob Priest-Heck is the COO of the Freeman Companies, a leading global partner for integrated face-to-face marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, and exhibits. Previously, he has held positions in the company including Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer.

Mr. Priest-Heck came to Freeman in 2011 when it acquired Wheelhouse Solutions and Immersa Marketing, at which he had served as President and CEO. He has held a number of executive-level roles in the industry at other firms including serving as President and CEO of MediaLive International Inc. He led the turnaround of MediaLive, guiding it through a profitable transition from a public to a private enterprise. He was also Vice President for International Operations at SOFTBANK Expos; Executive Vice President of Operations for Ziff-Davis; and has held various positions with Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Mr. Priest-Heck serves as Member of Advisory Board at Venturi & Company LLC. A leader in the industry, Mr. Priest-Heck has been Director for the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) since 2010.