Centerplate, Sodexo Announce New Executive Chef for the San Diego Convention Center

SAN DIEGO, CA — Centerplate, a Sodexo company, has appointed Sufi Karaien as the new Executive Chef for the 2021 Prime Site Award-winning San Diego Convention Center (SDCC), effective this month. Karaien previously served as SDCC’s Senior Executive Sous Chef under Executive Chef Daryl O’Donnell. “This is a dream role for me. I love our team, our city and the events we execute for […]

Visit Phoenix Hires New President and CEO

PHOENIX, AZ — Following an extensive nationwide search, Visit Phoenix has appointed Ron Price as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Ron Price, new news, new news Price brings 25 years of experience in the tourism industry, most recently serving as President and CEO of the Arlington Texas Convention and Visitors Bureau. He led Arlington to become only the second […]

OCCC Event Manager Receives Orange County Public Health Hero Award

ORLANDO, FL — Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, along with Florida Department of Health in Orange County Director Dr. Raul Pino, recognized Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) Event Manager Janice Reindl with Orange County’s Public Health Hero Award on May 19 at the Orlando International Airport. Reindl has served as the Event Manager for the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the OCCC for the last five months. […]

Visit Sacramento Announces New Leadership Position to Address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

SACRAMENTO, CA — Visit Sacramento has appointed Chief Marketing Officer Sonya Bradley to the position of Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). This new position was created specifically to address the organization’s commitment to taking action and creating change when it comes to DEI within Visit Sacramento, the tourism industry in the Sacramento region and throughout the […]

OVG Facilities Welcomes New President of Food Services

LOS ANGELES, CA — Oak View Group (OVG) welcomes Kenneth Gaber as President, Food Services, OVG Facilities. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Gaber reports to Chris Granger, CEO, Oak View Group Facilities. Gaber’s appointment follows OVG’s acquisition of Spectra, one of the industry’s leading food and beverage and hospitality providers, to create a leading full-service live events company. “Since completing the acquisition […]