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Dallas Trade Mart

Dallas Market Center, the sprawling wholesale marketplace for accessories, textiles and other product categories, announces two executive changes in its Leasing Division.

Stephanie Cole, the market’s current vice president, leasing for apparel & accessories, will now be responsible for leasing and business development for all temporary tradeshows including Total Home & Gift Markets as well as Apparel & Accessories Markets. Her new title is vice president, leasing & business development.

Dee Gratz Jones has been promoted to vice president, leasing for apparel & accessories. She will be responsible for all permanent showrooms at Dallas Market Center’s one million square foot fashion marketplace and creating new avenues for the fashion accessories business.

Both positions report to Eva Walsh, EVP Leasing and Marketing.

“These seasoned industry leaders will help create new business opportunities for exhibitors and deliver new resources for our loyal buyers,” Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center said. “Stephanie and Dee are innovative thinkers, passionate about delivering inspiring new companies into a marketplace welcoming more buyers from the middle of the country and more new buyers from around the world. They are also supported by a team that values customer service like no other organization.”

Over the past several years Dallas Market Center has increased the merchandising and marketing of high-demand categories including contemporary apparel, shoes and fashion accessories, luxury gift, handmade and artisan wares, American Made, globally-inspired home, and housewares. Permanent showrooms are currently more than 90% leased, and apparel and accessories temporary shows sell out consistently.


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