STEPHANIE SELESNICK

President, International Trade Information, Inc.

Stephanie is our Secretary/ International Liaison for the North America Women in Exhibitions Chapter and a well known figure in our exhibitions industry. Most of us know Stephanie as the president of the International Trade Information Inc and a wonderful writer on multiple occasions. As the initiator of the Women in Exhibitions Chapter North America, we feel proud to have Stephanie on board in that part of the world as well.

"When I was a child I wanted to be a bass player in a rock n roll band, and no, I had no idea how to play bass. It just looked cool and I loved music."
STEPHANIE SELESNICK
President, International Trade Information, Inc.

What is your favorite 90’s song?
Way too many to name, but anything punk, metal or alternative is a good place to start. Still not a pop music fan! Beyoncé who? What?

If you could invite anyone to present with you on stage who would it be?
Madeline Albright, former US Secretary of State – I had the chance to hear her speak once live and it made a memorable impression. She’s a survivor, super smart and has a great sense of humor.

Imagine you are famous, who would you be?
Growing up in LA, it’s not something I ever think about, so no one. I’m okay being me!

Who inspired you the most in your life and how?
My mom, Denyse. As a married career woman, mother of four and entrepreneur, she broke glass ceilings in the US exhibition industry, is one of the godmothers of the Mexican exhibition industry and was one of the first US-based expo pros to get involved internationally in a time when it wasn’t popular for men to branch out, much less a woman. She refused to watch the long running show Mad Men as she said she lived it. Mom is still cruising along at 82 giving much younger people a run for their money!

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