Stephanie Gibbs Completes Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) Program

Mallory Johnson

22 January 2015

Minneapolis, MN, January 22, 2015 – Stephanie Gibbs has joined the ranks of the trade show industry’s top talent by completing EXHIBITOR’s Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) accreditation program, the only university-affiliated certification program in the trade show and event marketing industry.

Stephanie Gibbs started the certification process in 2012 in order to improve her company’s trade show marketing strategies. She has successfully accomplished all of the CTSM program requirements: a 28-course core curriculum, a comprehensive examination and acceptance of a Candidate Portfolio. Stephanie will be recognized as one of the new CTSM graduates at the annual awards ceremony at EXHIBITORLIVE in March 2015.

Stephanie started in the industry 8 years ago working as an event specialist in the direct seller industry. In 2011, she landed a job with Star and today she assists 15+ clients with their tradeshows, corporate interior, and event needs.

“Nurturing the growth of our employees is one of Star’s core values and Stephanie’s recent completion of the CTSM accreditation program is just the latest example of her commitment to the industry, Star’s values, and her continued commitment to serving Star’s clients. This is an outstanding accomplishment and we are very proud of Stephanie.” Mark Johnson, CEO, Star.

About CTSM

Created in 1992, the Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) program, sponsored by EXHIBITOR, is affiliated with Northern Illinois University Outreach to assure academic standards are met. All CEUs earned in the program are awarded by NIU. EXHIBITOR’s CTSM program has over 3,000 professionals enrolled. For more information, go to


Held every March in Las Vegas, EXHIBITORLIVE is the leading educational conference and exhibition for trade show and event marketing professionals worldwide. The weeklong conference draws more than 5,000 attendees. EXHIBITORLIVE 2015 will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, March 1-5, 2015. For more information, go to

About Star

Since 1993, Star has provided powerful brand integration for their clients. A leading global marketing solutions provider, Star values a customer-centric approach, lasting partnerships, powerful strategic direction, and consistent execution. Star’s comprehensive design, fabrication, installation/dismantle and property management services support event, trade show, retail fixture, corporate lobby and selling environment initiatives. For more information about Star, visit

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