Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home decor industries’ sole national charitable organization, announced today that Tim Hart of Emerald Expositions has joined its board of directors.
Hart is Senior Vice President of the Retail Group at Emerald and is responsible for NY NOW and American Handcrafted. Prior to Emerald, Hart held a variety of strategy and business development roles at UBM and then Informa, he was responsible for new revenue initiatives globally. At UBM, Tim developed a deep understanding of retail markets and wholesale tradeshows through the acquisition and integration of Magic, Coterie and Business Journals Inc. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
“NY NOW has been a long-time supporter of Gift for Life and we are delighted to welcome Tim to the Gift for Life board,” said Matthew Katzenson, chair of the Gift for Life Board. “We look forward to leveraging Tim’s deep B2B experience to further our fundraising efforts.”
“Gift for Life’s mission has become even more relevant in recent times given that many people of color are impacted by HIV/AIDS. Given NY NOW’s focus on using its platform and reach to support diversity, there is a strong fit between our missions,” Hart said. “NY NOW has a long history supporting Gift for Life. “I want to continue this tradition and ensure the NY NOW platform can be used to assist those whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS.”