The High Point Market Authority has appointed Tom Conley president and chief executive officer. He replaces Brian Casey, who left the organization last spring. Conley previously was owner of TPC & Associates in Chicago, a convention and trade show services business, which he launched in 2009. Before starting his own firm, he was president of the Toy Industry Association. Conley also has served as president of the Steel Service Center Institute, the International Travel Management Partner and the National Housewares Manufacturers Association. The High Point Market Authority is the official sponsor of the biannual furniture market in High Point, N.C.