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Dallas Market announces two promotions

Dallas Market Center has announced two company promotions, including senior vice president, marketing communications and vice president, market services

Dallas Market Center today announced two company promotions: Cole Daugherty (pictured right) has been named senior vice president, Marketing Communications and Amy Galindo has been named vice president, Market Services. These promotions were made in recognition of company leadership and in support of future growth.

In Daugherty’s new role, he will oversee content and creative for marketing communications including public relations, advertising, social media, graphic design, videography and copywriting. Galindo is responsible for travel, market services and international business development.

“Cole and Amy each bring a breadth of experience to their new positions, having served in multiple roles across the company with consistent success,” said Cindy Morris, COO, Dallas Market Center. “As we embark upon a series of new business initiatives, their strategic mindset will help the marketplace thrive.”

“These are proven leaders who consistently inspire their colleagues and generate creative solutions,” said Eva Walsh, EVP Marketing, Dallas Market Center. “Their passion for the business will help elevate the brand and deliver a superior market experience for loyal buyers and exhibitors.”

Over a twelve year career at Dallas Market Center, Daugherty has served the marketing division and the lease administration division most recently as vice president of customer relations. Prior to joining Dallas Market Center, he served as account executive with Springbok Technologies, a Dallas-based public relations agency. He is an alumnus of Baylor University, the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University. He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member for Southern Methodist University’s Department of Communication Studies as well as marketing co-chair for Gift for Life, the national gift and home industry charity raising funds for DIFFA, the Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS.

Galindo has been an integral part of Dallas Market Center for seven years, first managing international business development and delivering a substantial increase in international buyer attendance. More recently, Galindo added Market Services to her responsibilities, driving growth for the Dallas Market Center travel department and increasing efficiency for market services. Prior to joining Dallas Market Center, Galindo served as a sales professional for Jan Barboglio, the Dallas-based luxury home furnishings collection, working with key retailers including Neiman Marcus. She is a marketing alumna of Tarleton State University.

About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at

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