Promotion, new hire, expanded role set stage for new Market Authority leadership team


HIGH POINT — High Point Market Authority prepares for its leadership transition following the fall market with a new reporting structure outlined by incoming President and CEO Tammy Nagem.

Nagem, who joined HPMA when it was established in 2002 and currently serves as chief operating officer, will assume her new role with the retirement of current President and CEO Tom Conley later this year. Three vice presidents will report directly to Nagem.

Ashley Grigg is promoted to vice president of strategic growth and partnerships, a new position. She joined HPMA in 2014 and has served as director of marketing and communications since 2017.

Ben Muller has joined HPMA’s team as vice president of marketing and communications, also a new position. Muller brings more than 15 years of corporate marketing strategy to the role, most recently focusing on the apparel industry. His experience includes non-profit event management and fundraising.

Terry Venable is currently vice president of operations and finance and will remain in this position, expanding his operational responsibilities as Nagem’s COO position is dissolved.

“The new organizational structure for HPMA champions our strategic goal to ensure continuous growth for High Point Market,” said Nagem. “That growth is driven by exceptional experiences for buyers, through targeted marketing communications, and operational excellence.”

“I’m in full support of Tammy and her team as they lead HPMA into the future,” said Conley. “I’m confident High Point Market and all of its stakeholders will be in good hands.”

The new team will be in place as HPMA transitions to focus on the spring 2023 High Point Market, scheduled for April 22-26.

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