Devon was previously employed by Pat Hoey Productions, a division of Sales Development Associates, Inc., from 2005 through 2009, and served as PHP’s Sales Manager immediately prior to his departure. He holds a B.A., with honors, from Clark University in Worcester, MA, and a J.D., with honors, and M.B.A., with high honors, from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Most recently, Devon has been in private practice as an attorney in the Business and Finance practice group at Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, one of the largest law firms in New England. While at Bowditch & Dewey, Devon represented a variety of small and large businesses and financial and educational institutions throughout the country. Devon also served as outside counsel to Sales Development Associates, Inc.
“I am privileged to have the tremendous opportunity to join the Pat Hoey Productions ownership team, taking on the role of Vice President and General Counsel. The company is a proven leader in the exhibition management industry, and is equally respected in the corporate and nonprofit fundraising arenas. PHP is making a clear commitment to grow, and the corporate vision that our CEO, Patrick J. Hoey, promotes is one that I am personally aligned with and fully support. I am confident that the exceptional training and experience that I received while at Bowditch & Dewey will prove to be invaluable for me in my new role at Pat Hoey Productions and Sales Development Associates, Inc.”
Patrick J. Hoey, President and CEO of SDA and PHP, commented on Devon’s rejoining the company,“We are thrilled to welcome Devon back to PHP. Devon brings with him a unique combination of exuberance, energy, knowledge and skill that will strengthen our core, and stimulate new opportunities. Devon’s work ethic and positive attitude make him a great leader, and we are excited that he will be joining us.”
Pat Hoey Productions (PatHoeyProductions.com), a division of Sales Development Associates, Inc., has been providing event marketing and coordination as well as exposition and trade show management since 1989. All of the events run by our firm involve the development of an overall plan and strategy, the formulation of a marketing plan, implementation of a sales plan, recruitment of financial sponsors and media partners, and income generation through an active sales force. Pat Hoey Productions has produced hundreds of its own events of varying sizes and across a multitude of industries such as The Boston Home Show Spring and Fall Editions, The Grand Opening of Worcester’s Centrum Centre, the Flower & Patio Show, and Opening Night for Worcester Tornadoes Professional Baseball. We frequently serve as management consultants for outside organizations producing their own events and trade shows.
Sales Development Associates, Inc. specializes in helping organizations and chambers of commerce broaden their membership base and increase revenues since 1983 with a success rate that is hard to match. This success is a result of our systematic approach that incorporates high-quality training and motivation, flexible member drive formats, programs customized to fit client’s specific needs and a proven commitment to their client’s success. Since its opening, SDA has raised millions of dollars for Chambers of Commerce and major nonprofit organizations nationwide.
For more information on this Press Release and/or on how Sales Development Associates/ Pat Hoey Productions can help you and your organization, please contact Marlena Hoey, Operations and Corporate Communications Manager, at 1-800-533-0229.