HONOLULU, HI – AEG Facilities, the management company of the Hawaii Convention Center (HCC), has appointed Ryan Golpeo as its director of operations, bringing more than 20 years of hospitality experience to the position.
Golpeo began his career with Levy Restaurants in 2003 as the general manager of premium services at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Ariz., and since 2013 served as director of operations at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., recognized as one of the top 10 grossing concert venues in the United States by Billboard Magazine.
Golpeo’s career with Levy also included positions director of operations at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in 2011, partner relations at the Sleep Train Arena in 2010, director of operations at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nev., in 2009, and assistant director of operations at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., in 2006 where he spearheaded the daily operations for major sporting events and the execution of the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
“We are excited to have Ryan joining our team with his tremendous experience at a time when the Hawaii Convention Center is focused on diversifying its revenue opportunities by attracting more sporting events to the center,” said Teri Orton, HCC general manager. “Ryan’s tireless work ethic and passion for food and beverage is well-known in our industry and we look forward to what the future has in store for him and HCC.”
Golepo was selected to participate Levy’s Top Gun training program in 2011, a year-long developmental program for high performing business leaders. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking and sporting activities.