Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

July 08 2012

Tom Ackert, Stuart Ruff and Alexandra Maiman Goldschmidt

Alicia Leonard

July 09, 2012

Ackert, Allen retiring; Canning becomes convention center GM

Orange County Convention Center Executive Director Tom Ackert and General Manager Jessie Allen will be leaving their roles at the busy center by the end of this year. 

Sources confirmed that Allen, who became general manager in 1992, will retire in October. Ackert, who began his tenure in 1991, will leave shortly after in December.

Kathie Canning, deputy general manager for the center, took over the role of general manager on July 1. More

Bilbao, R. (July 3, 2012) Ackert, Allen retiring; Canning becomes convention center GM. Retrieved July 9, 2012 from http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2012/07/03/ackert-allen-retiring-canning.html

Stuart Ruff, International Trademark Association

They didn’t all take the same path to get here, but the 40 young people you’re about to meet are some of the best and brightest in the meetings industry. We call them future leaders, but you could also call them go-getters, up-and-comers, creators, innovators, students, parents, spouses, bosses, colleagues, geeks, athletes and perfectionists. The future of the meetings industry is bright, and these are the people leading the way. PCMA member, Stuart Ruff was recently named to the list. More

Connect. (July 9, 2012) 40 Under 40. Retrieved July 9, 2012 from http://connectyourmeetings.com/2012/07/09/stuartruff/ 


Alexandra Maiman Goldschmidt has been named Sales Manager, Conference Express for NYC & Company, New York City’s tourism organization, based in New York. In her new role, she will oversee sales efforts for groups of up to 100 rooms on peak from the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast regions of the U.S. Alexandra previously worked for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts over the last five years.  She’s a member of PCMA and MPI.

For more information:
Christopher Heywood
Vice President, Communications
+1 212 484 5458

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