Press Release

WPPI Hires Arlene Evans as Conference Producer

New York, NY—WPPI is thrilled to announce that Arlene Evans has taken on the role of Conference Producer. In her new position, Evans will be responsible for developing content for brands in the Photo Group portfolio, specifically WPPI and Rangefinder Magazine, as well as leveraging that content to expand its distribution and increase audience engagement.

Prior to joining WPPI, Evans worked for six years as Channel Head of Photo and Video for CreativeLive, an online education platform serving creative, photographic and graphic design professionals. This role provided her with the opportunity to successfully build an online channel and voice that positively impacted millions of creative professionals. Previously, Evans served for seven years as Education Director for WPPI, when it was owned and operated by Nielsen Expositions. Her experience with content and curriculum development, coupled with her understanding of both live events and e-learning platforms, gives her a unique perspective on the synergy between conference production and content promotion.

“We are very excited to have Arlene re-join the team,” enthused Group Show Director, Mike Gangel. “Her relationships with speakers are unprecedented within our industry, and her proven track record of identifying up-and-coming talent is invaluable to our WPPI community. We are confident that Arlene’s unique experience at CreativeLive will help us elevate and broaden the WPPI brand to new heights in the future.”

“I am excited to start a new position with Emerald Expositions and thrilled to be back home in the WPPI community,” said Arlene Evans. “I feel fortunate that I will be able to apply my years of experience and knowledge that I obtained at CreativeLive to bring new ideas and creative energy to an event and community with which I am intimately familiar.”

Arlene Evans’ role as Conference Producer is effective January 7, 2019.

For more information about WPPI and the Emerald Expositions’ Photo Group, or to inquire about obtaining press credentials for the live events, please contact Erin O’Donnell at or 646-668-3742.