AmericasMart Parent Gets New Vice Chairman

Atlanta, GA, Feb. 4, 2014 -- AMC Inc, parent company of AmericasMart Atlanta, has named Jeffrey L. Portman Sr. vice chairman of the corporation effective, immediately.

Portman has served as president and chief operating officer of Atlanta-based AMC Inc. for the past 13 years, and he will continue to serve in these capacities in addition to his new responsibilities.

AMC is the world’s largest trade mart/trade show organization. AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s largest wholesale home, gift and apparel marketplace, AMC said.

Portman’s AMC tenure dates to the mid-1960s, when he was first employed on the loading dock of what was then the Atlanta Merchandise Mart.