Ellen Schwartz Named General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Current General Manager Brad Gessner Promoted to Senior Vice President
  • July 11, 2018

    LOS ANGELES, CAEllen Schwartz has been promoted to General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center, it was announced today by Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities, operators of the downtown Los Angeles facility.

    Additionally, Brad Gessner, who has held the position of General Manager of the Convention Center since AEG Facilities was awarded the management contract in October of 2013, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of the LACC, responsible for contract administration, strategic planning and participating on the expansion & modernization team for the LACC.

    In her new role, Schwartz will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day management of the 867,000-sq.-ft. facility including sales & marketing, public relations, operations, guest services & security, event services, human resources, food & beverage and parking operations, while also overseeing the convention center’s operating budget and revenue maximization.

    Having joined the staff of the Los Angeles Convention Center in October 2013, Schwartz has held a variety of executive and management positions including Vice President of Sales and Marketing before being named Assistant General Manager in July 2017.