Seattle Convention Center PRESIDENT and CEO Jeffrey A. Blosser to retire in 2024 AFTER FORTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE VENUE MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY

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SEATTLE – January 2, 2024 – Jeffrey “Jeff” Blosser announced his
intention to retire as president and chief executive officer of the
Seattle Convention Center (SCC) in May 2024, having served more than 12
years in the role.

“It has been my honor and pleasure to have been entrusted with the
leadership of the Washington State Convention Center Public Facilities
District, more commonly known as the_ _Seattle Convention Center.
Serving as president of this fantastic organization in the Pacific
Northwest is a wonderful way to wrap up my 45-year career in the venue
management industry,” said Blosser. “Now that the Summit building is
open and showing all signs of fulfilling its purpose of bringing a steady
flow of event business to the city, the timing is right for me to
pass the baton.”

In addition to his many accolades – launching a new building, guiding
operations through a pandemic, serving in leadership on numerous
industry boards, and being presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the
International Association of Venue Managers – Blosser is regarded for
balancing business interests and creating a culture of engagement with
staff.

“The Center has been exceptionally fortunate to have had Jeff’s
leadership and knowledge during these years of significant growth. His
contributions to the promotion and development of the District
facilities and operations have been invaluable,” said Board Chair Frank
Finneran.  

Before coming to Seattle, Blosser served as the executive director of
the Oregon Convention Center for 22 years where he provided strategic
direction for the organization and expansion of that state’s largest
convention facility. Blosser began his career in Louisville, Kentucky,
and held several positions at two of the state-owned facilities over 10
years.  

SCC’s Board of Directors is currently exploring options for the future
structure and management of the organization in conjunction with a
nationwide search to identify candidates to fill the role of CEO.

About Seattle Convention Center

Through the power of meetings and conventions, Seattle Convention Center
elevates the city’s global reputation, drives economic benefits for
Seattle, King County, and Washington State, and contributes significant
civic benefits for the community. It asserts, with industry partners, a
commitment to financial stability, workforce development, sustainable
operations, and a distinct level of customer service excellence. For
more information, visit seattleconventioncenter.com [1].

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