Who’s Who in SHOT Show Management: Meet ConvExx’s Susan Schwartz

The announcement of NSSF selecting Las Vegas-based ConvExx as our new SHOT Show management company has reverberated throughout the firearms, exhibition and event industries as well as in the Las Vegas business community.

The news continues to be met with no small number of words of encouragement and congratulations from SHOT Show exhibitors and attendees alike.

For the next installment in the series of “who’s who” blog posts, here is more about Susan Schwartz, who is the Managing Director at ConvExx.

Name: Susan L Schwartz, CEM

Position/Title at ConvExx: Managing Director

Family Members: Husband Chuck, Stepchildren: Harry, Dani, Pam, Sunny, Mindi, Mark, Jeff, Grandchildren Savanna, Race and Jacob. And of course, Lucky!

Education: Bachelor Degree at UCLA in 1979

Work history: Executive Director, Tifereth Israel, 1979 – 1984; Epic Enterprises 1984-1996 — Vice President; Housing on Line-Sales Director 1996- 2001; ConvExx – Managing Director 2001-current

Hobbies/Sports: Reading, volunteer work

Favorite book: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Favorite movies: The American President, Shawshank Redemption, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Hometown (where were you born): San Francisco, CA

In Las Vegas since: 1996

Favorite Thing about Vegas: People watching is great – it’s also amazing how away from the strip people have ordinary lives and the rest of the world doesn’t see it

Favorite Quote: Two – Underpromise and overdeliver; Windows close, Doors open

What are you most excited about for SHOT: Meeting people who are passionate about their jobs. I love it when people have their avocation as their vocation.


Chris Dolnack is senior vice president and chief marketing officer for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Follow him on Twitter at @ChrisDolnack.

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