Michael FlavinMichael Flavin is an experienced B2B salesman and marketing professional in the trade show industry. From a very young age Michael has followed a path of dedication and exceptionalism. This has translated into leadership roles in various positions.

With the Boy Scouts of America, Flavin earned the distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest rank possible and only 5% of Boy Scouts earn this high rank. He showed his dedication to the troop by continuing his participation even after earning Eagle Scout. This eventually earned him the even rarer recognition of Vigil Honor, highlighting his personal effort and contributions to the Boy Scouts.

Flavin has always had an appreciation and knack for design. After graduating from high school in St. Louis, he went on to hone his skills in graphic design at the University of Tulsa. He remained active in the community through the Newman Center and Pi Kappa Alpha. Shortly after graduating, he opted to stay in Tulsa and started with EMG Graphic Systems working with clients to develop signage and marketing plans.

In 2003, Flavin moved back to work in the trade show industry in St. Louis where he remains today. At Adler Visual Systems, Flavin continued to help his clients develop a variety of signs, graphics and promotional displays from small interior signs to pylon signs as large as 60 feet tall.

For the past eight years, Flavin has continued to excel in the trade show industry as an Account Executive at Gateway Exhibit Services. He has consistently recognized as a top salesman in the regional, national and global markets, even receiving the distinction of top global sales leader in April of 2014 out of approximately 487 representatives. As a thought leader in the trade show industry, he has spoken at seminars and published industry specific articles and white papers.

When he is not working in the trade show industry he is working on his realty business, MRM Realty LLC. With MRM Realty he works with buyers interested in his properties or interested in working with an agent who isn’t overly involved and aggressive. The realty venture has been very successful and continues to expand in the region.

For five years from 2008 to 2013, Flavin also served as President of Business Marketing Association in St. Louis which he led to profitability, increased attendance and membership.