Orange County Convention Center Announces New General Manager and Director of Sales

OCCC Tony Camarillo and Keri Burns

“I am pleased to welcome Tony Camarillo and Keri Burns to the OCCC
leadership team,” said OCCC Executive Director Mark Tester. “Their
extensive leadership abilities will further the growth of the Center
through positive relationships and business with our existing and future
clients and partners.”

Tony Camarillo’s career spans more than three decades. He brings a
wealth of experience in sales, events and general management to _The
Center of Hospitality_, making him a great fit for the OCCC’s Executive
team. Most recently, Camarillo served as the Director of the RP Funding
Center Director in Lakeland, Florida – a position he held for eight
years. Prior to that he worked in Chicago at McCormick Place and Navy
Pier where he held various positions and was instrumental in developing
the facilities, standardizing operations, increasing sales and enhancing
event management.

As the OCCC’s General Manager, Camarillo will assist the executive team
in the overall management of the building with an emphasis placed on
safe and efficient operations. He will also respond to outside
organizations’ needs, and lead the overall direction, coordination and
evaluation of assigned OCCC divisions.

An alumnus of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Camarillo
is looking forward to making an impact on the OCCC’s efforts to create
Transformational Experiences for its clients, partners, stakeholders and
guests.

Keri Burns is a proven leader in the hospitality industry, bringing more
than 15 years of experience to the OCCC. Most recently, she served as
the Central Florida Regional Director for the Florida Restaurant and
Lodging Association (FRLA).

As Director of Sales for the OCCC, Burns will oversee daily operations
of the Sales Division, providing leadership and development for the
staff. She will also coordinate with other OCCC divisions and external
organizations such as Visit Orlando, I-Drive Chamber, and the hotel
community to drive business to _The Center of Hospitality_.

Burns also manages a 501(c)3 organization called, Ladies in Leadership
and Community (LILAC), dedicated to supporting causes related to women
and making a community impact. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from
Liberty University, and her Master of Business Administration from
Southern New Hampshire University.

The OCCC looks forward to the contributions of its two newest leaders
who will propel the Center toward continued success.

About the Orange County Convention Center
The award-winning Orange County Convention Center provides approximately
$3 billion in economic impact to Central Florida annually. In recent
years, the Convention Center has averaged nearly 200 events, including
115 conventions and tradeshows that attract more than 1.5 million
attendees to the region each year. For more information about the Orange
County Convention Center, visit www.occc.net [1].

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