FIRST today announced Barry Richards, acclaimed meeting and events executive, will join the agency as President of the firm’s managed services division.  The hiring of Mr. Richards and the expansion of the managed services division further bolster FIRST’s market assertion as an international events leader.

“FIRST believes in providing the very best event delivery, strategy, creative solutions and innovative experiences to companies around the world,” said Maureen Ryan-Fable, CEO Americas at FIRST. “We have known Barry and worked with him for a number of years and are thrilled to be incorporating his skills and expertise to help us continue to deliver world-class solutions for our clients.”