Impressions Expo Adds Two New Faces to Show Team

By Dustin Shrader, Managing Editor

December 5, 2022

Impressions Expo, Alpharetta, Georgia, welcomes Melissa Burst and Kathleen Kresse to the team.


Melissa Burst

Burst takes on the role of Conference Content Manager, orchestrating relevant content and speakers for all three Impressions Expo shows: Long Beach, California; Atlantic City, New Jersey; and Fort Worth, Texas.

“I am so thrilled to join the Impressions Expo team,” says Burst. “I look forward to bringing the most relevant content and top speakers to the programs, continuing to provide the latest in trends and innovation in the industry. If you have any topics or speakers you would like to see at any of the upcoming shows, please reach out to me. I would love to talk to you!”

Originally from Houston, Texas, Burst currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, eating great food, and exploring new places.



Kathleen Kresse

In Kresse’s role as Conference Manager, she will pull double duty, overseeing the logistics of the conferences for Impressions Expo and Digital Dealer, a fellow Emerald brand.

“I have been in the events field since my college graduation in 2017 and have had the pleasure of working on all kinds of events, big and small,” says Kresse. “It has been amazing working with such a fantastic group of people, and I look forward to what’s ahead!”

In her free time, Kresse enjoys learning about space exploration and playing with her puppy, Shea.





For inquiries, Burst and Kresse can be reached at and, respectively.


Impressions Expo 2023 Schedule

Long Beach, Calif.
Jan. 20 – 22, 2023

Atlantic City, N.J.
March 23 – 25, 2023

Fort Worth, Texas
Sept. 14 – 16, 2023