Patrick Nohilly Joins Messe Frankfurt

He will serve alongside Dennis Smith as copresident of the company’s U.S. subsidiary

Messe Frankfurt Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of trade show operator the Messe Frankfurt Group, has named Patrick Nohilly copresident and chief financial officer.

He replaces Kathryn Fitts, who has left the company. Dennis Smith will continue as copresident and CEO.

Nohilly will oversee the subsidiary’s Atlanta-based business and focus on finance and administration.

“We are delighted to have Patrick on board,” said Detlef Braun, a member of Messe Frankfurt’s executive board, in a statement. “In him, Messe Frankfurt has an experienced manager and financial expert from the event sector with extensive knowledge of the North American market.”

Nohilly was most recently the senior vice president, central operations and and finance of UBM, the media and event group.