About Richmond Kids Expo and Specialized Expos Inc.
A Professional Trade Show Management and Production Company
Specialized Expos is dedicated to providing the level of high-quality service you expect. With more than 50 years of combined experience in the trade show industry, we understand the dynamics inherent to exhibitions and events better than anyone. From exhibit booth sales and in-house advertising to meeting-planning and total show management capabilities, and with a track record of saving companies millions of dollars annually, Specialized Expos Inc. was created to bring you outstanding results at a reasonable price.
Meet the Management Team
Diane Raihle, President
Diane's experience in the career fair and trade show industries began with Westech ExpoCorp in the early 1980s in San Jose, California. Westech produced the most successful and largest career events in the world. As director of operations, she was instrumental in the success of the company in producing career events in markets throughout the country.
Later, as vice president of operations at 1-Jobs.com in Independence, Ohio, Diane successfully increased profits and launched several new markets. Following the acquisition of 1-Jobs.com by BrassRing, she successfully integrated the two organizations and drastically lowered operational expenses in their events division. Diane also co-founded NTE Expos, which is a major decorating company for trade shows in the western United States.
As the founder of Specialized Expos, Diane recognizes the need for a reasonably priced alternative in the trade show and career events fields and can offer this by keeping overhead expenses down and reinvesting revenue into the events in order to guarantee success for participating organizations.
Paula Raihle, Graphics and Sales
After graduating from West Virginia University with an Early Childhood Development and Special Education Degree, Paula has been working in Virginia Beach Hospitality Industry for many years.. She has taken on the role of Social Media Marketing for this years' expo.