company bio


Hi, I’m Dean Anderson, CEO of MCS NATIONWIDE.  I come from a long line of family members who have been involved in the display and exposition business.  My grandfather owned and operated Zimmerman Displays for 50 years and my father worked for United Exposition for 35.  I was born into, and grew up around this business my whole life.  So it wasn’t much of a stretch for me to follow in the footsteps of the men I looked up to.

In 1987, as Midwest Exposition Service, we were providing complete Trade Show and Exposition Services to our ever growing base of clients.  However, it wasn’t long before our clients had additional conference service needs so we expanded.  We added an Audio Visual and Graphic Department to meet the demands of our clients, many of them just like you.


Before long, our Midwest clients were evolving and needing services just like ours across the country.  Being one to continually respond to our clients’ needs, and not wanting to limit our services to just the Midwest Region, we decided to evolve along with our clients and made the decision to expand once again.  This time, expansion came with a new name, the name you know, like and trust today.  MCS NATIONWIDE.

You will still find that same excellent customer service we’ve always had, but you will find an increase in the services available to you, our customer.  You still receive excellent value, a tremendous amount of pride and unrivaled support and responsiveness for all your business needs.  Over the years we’ve been faced with a variety of situations and time restraints.  To ensure you have a hassle-free experience we remain flexible and deal with any of the on-site pressures that arise.

When you make the decision to work with MCS NATIONWIDE you can rest assure you’re receiving the technology, expertise and organizational support to ensure your needs are professional met and cost effective.  We have a real world bottom line approach towards our relationship with you and what you expect.

Meet our team


Dean Anderson


Dean is responsible for oversight of all MCS operations in the U.S. He has over 30 years of industry related experience and personally produces several of MCS’s largest shows.

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Suzanne Anderson

President & CFO

Suzanne has worked at MCS for over 30 years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL. She is the current PTO President of Barbara B. Rose School in South Barrington, IL, and a member of the Barrington Junior Women’s Club and the Alexian Brothers Hospital Women’s Club.

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Robert Hawkins

National Director of Audio Visual

Robert has been working with Audio since 2010, and has been working with MCS since 2014. Robert holds degrees in Audio and Business, and has a great passion for giving his clients the best experience possible! In his free time, he works on photography, video editing and audio editing. Needless to say, Audio Visual is Robert’s true passion in life.

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Sara Lutman

Creative Director

With a successful background in design, Sara has been the Creative Director at MCS since 2016. After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Art and winning several awards for her work, she understands what it takes to make great design: ingenuity, patience, & hard work. A relentless over-achiever, Sara also enjoys creating baked goods that keeps her coworkers happy.

Oscar Bedolla

 Account Manager

Oscar has been managing Trade Show & Conference setups since 2000. He has excellent customer service skills and is very knowledgeable about all the little details that help to make your Trade Show or Conference a success.

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Alex Loisi

Account Manager

Alex has been managing Trade Show & Conference setups since 2015. He has excellent customer service skills and is very knowledgeable about all the little details that help to make your Trade Show or Conference a success.

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Michael Sanders

Assistant Director of A/V

Michael Sanders grew up on the east coast, joined the U.S. Marines then decided to pursue a career in rock and roll. Since 2001 Mike has been working in Chicago Media as an on air host, producer and consultant. This background has given “Sanders” the opportunity to develop, experience and market events of all sizes and to see the function from the client’s perspective. Sanders is all about ROI- he aims for maximum impact, maximum exposure, out of the box thinking and superior client outcomes. 

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Chelsea Pearson

Customer Service Manager

Midwest conference service

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Contact Information:

MCS Nationwide Headquarters
(630) 351-3976 – Local IL


MCS – The Drury Lane Conference Center & Hilton Hotels, Oakbrook, IL
(630) 570-7282 – Direct

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday - Sunday - CLOSED