Greg Jira is one of the newest additions to the Messe Frankfurt team. He relocated from Long Island to Atlanta to join Messe Frankfurt as the director of the Clean Show.
How long have you been in the industry?
I have been in the industry for twenty+ years. In this time, I have had the opportunity to work on both the show management side (for-profit, associations) and contractor side (general service contractor, logistics, installation & dismantle house) of the industry.
Where did you grow up?
My youth was spent growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio.
Tell us about your family.
My wife, Lori, is a former meeting planner- now working in H.R. Together we have two
brats…. I mean two amazingly inspiring kids – Emma (12) and Jake (11).
Tell us one thing that would surprise us about you.
I used to have a ton of hair (really) and spent my teenage years working in the music industry.
What is your favorite place you have ever traveled and what is your dream vacation destination?
Favorite place I have ever travelled? I have been blessed to be able to visit so many exciting and beautiful places in this line of work. It is hard to say.
My favorite place is anywhere my friends and family gather.
My favorite vacation destination is to a place not too far from where Tori (one of our Operations Managers) called home, Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio .It’s like Six Flags on steroids.
However, my kids will tell you their favorite place is the Poconos Mountains just outside NYC, because there are three awesome water parks to explore.