The Team

The Team

The Astor Group team is truly comprised of the best in the industry. Looking for the most experienced trade show and event service team you can find? Look no farther! We have hand selected the top industry veterans from a list of the best manufacturers, designers, labor contractors, freight carriers and more to ensure your success.

Lowell Nickens

Meet Lowell


Lowell is a trade show guru. He’s owned businesses as a decorator, registration contractor, exhibit manufacturer, online exhibit retailer, and program management provider. So, he knows every aspect of this industry like the back of his hand, and is a master of figuring out how to do the seemingly impossible. He’s been around long enough to know what vendors bring value to the relationship and those who don’t. With Lowell, you can rest assured that you are getting a perspective from more than one frame of reference. 

Annie Marks

Meet Annie

Vice President/Mg Partner

In a business as varied and fast-paced as we travel in, everyone has to wear a lot of hats. Sometimes they fit and sometimes they don’t. But in Annie’s case, they all fit! She knows a lot about a lot of things, and what she doesn’t know a lot about – give her 10 minutes and she will have it figured out! With a background in technology, marketing, and design and now over 10 years in trade shows and events – she brings a unique blend of experience, knowledge, and common-sense solutions to the table.

Rachel Kemnitz Borthwick

Meet Rachel

Marketing Manager

With a background in training and education, she is always up for a new challenge. Rachel enjoys using her creative mind to design engaging exhibits, social media posts, promotional material, and presentations.