ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Spectra, the providers of venue management and food services and hospitality to Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and the Prime Site Award-winning Atlantic City Convention Center (ACCC), recently named Ronnie Burt Vice President of Sales & Marketing of the ACCC.
A 20-year industry veteran, Burt has global experience working in major destinations on large-scale meeting and conventions, as well as working with premier sports organizations including the NCAA, NFL and Olympic-qualifying events. (For a report on Atlantic City’s sports industry, see the new issue of Facilities & Event Management.)
“Meet AC is delighted to hear that Ronnie Burt will be joining the Spectra Team,” said Sandi Harvey, Vice President of Sales, Meet AC. “He is a New Jersey native and has always kept his eye on the pulse of Atlantic City. He will be a true asset to the sales effort.”
“We’re excited to have Ronnie Burt head up the new sales and marketing efforts in Atlantic City,” said Joyce Leveston, Spectra’s Senior Vice President, Convention Centers. “His decades of experience in the convention industry, exceptional relationships throughout the country, and familiarity with the local market set the bar high to move the needle forward in Atlantic City and for Spectra. His top-tier sales experience will help change how the industry experiences the city and the region, both now and into the future. We look forward to welcoming him as a leader.”
Burt started his career in Atlantic City, working in Casino Promotions, VIP Services at Caesars Hotel and Casino before becoming a National Sales Manager with the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority. He has since worked at the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association as Vice President of Convention Sales and Services, Destination DC as Vice President of Sales and Services, and the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Services. Most recently he served as the President and CEO of Visit KC.
He is currently a member of ASAE, PCMA and MPI, as well as the International Association for Exhibition Management (IAEM) and National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP).