The Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM), the largest dental convention in the United States, announced Tom Loughran as general manager.
Loughran is a 23-year veteran of the trade show industry. He began his career at Reed Exhibitions as a sales executive in 1999. After working on various Reed events, he was promoted to sales manager in 2004 and sales director in 2006. Since 2007 Loughran has been managing events and has held positions as vice president for International Vision Expo East (TSE Top 100 Event) and West, Global Gaming Expo (TSE Top 100 Event), and G2E Macau. In 2017, he accepted a position at Clarion Events as vice president of the food and beverage group.
Before joining the events industry, Loughran served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps and graduated from Army Ranger School. He is a veteran of Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Operation Sea Angel, a humanitarian relief effort in Bangladesh.
Loughran succeeds Dr. Robert R. Edwab, executive director. His appointment comes after an extensive selection process by the executive boards of the two components of the Greater New York Dental Meeting, the Second District Dental Society, and New York County Dental Society.
“We are thrilled to have Tom as our new general manager,” said Dr. Richard L. Oshrain, general chair. “He is a proven leader with the vision to expand on the success the GNYDM has built over the past 98 years and takes us into our next phase of growth and innovation.”
Loughran has extensive trade show experience leading multidisciplinary, cross-functional teams across various industries.
Additionally, he is well-versed in building customer relationships, strategic planning, P&L management, sales, marketing, and education.
About the Greater New York Dental Meeting
The Greater New York Dental Meeting fosters lifelong learning by providing outstanding educational opportunities and industry support as the largest dental congress in the United States.
In 2022, the GNYDM registered 33,468, including 12,188 dentists from 162 countries.