Tidewater TechExpo

Jay Elliott – President and CEO, has been in the exposition and trade show industry since 1980. He has also worked in the non-profit health and human resources field, where he specialized in bringing together NGO's, businesses, volunteers, and government agencies to help those in need; and most importantly, help people help themselves. He worked directly with President Ronald Reagan on the Reagan Library, and worked closely with agency Directors in HUD, DOJ, and DoD during the Clinton and George H.W. Bush Administrations.

James Simpson – Director of Government Marketing, has experience in both the public and private sectors. During the 1980s and 1990s, he worked as a budget analyst and economist for the White House Office of Management and Budget, where he provided analyses and recommendations to Presidential staff. Since the mid-1990s, Mr. Simpson has worked in the private sector as a business owner, freelance writer and public relations consultant.
Krislyn DiCesare – Director of Customer Service, has a vibrant history as a sales and marketing executive in the high-line automotive industry for over thirteen years. Her extensive experience in customer service with Mercedes Benz earned her the Gold Achievement Award for the ‘People Behind the Star' program. She was at the top of her class at Dale Carnegie Corporate Training in Leadership Development and Customer Service.

Barry Davis – Director of Data Communications, has over twenty-five years experience in system design and programming. He was recently employed at W.C.I.R.B. of California, San Francisco, CA as the Senior VB Web Developer were he was responsible for the analysis, design, coding, testing and documentation of all enhancements and modifications to the web site/data portal of the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (www.wcirbonline.org).

Emily Elliott – Live Event Team Leader, is a graduate of James Madison University and is currently earning an MBA in Event Management at Shenandoah University. She is the daughter of Jay Elliott.
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