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Dennis Callahan has joined the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) as deputy director, effective immediately. Callahan has served in MCCA’s legal department for nearly 20 years, most recently serving as general counsel.
Miami Beach Convention Center has hired Michael Hurt as its assistant general manager. Hurt will be responsible for planning, directing, and managing the day-to-day operations of the Miami Beach Convention Center, and will oversee areas such as administration, finance, event services, operations, human resources, public safety, production, and facility maintenance. Previously, Hurt served in leadership positions at American Airlines Arena and Marlins Park.
Following the combination of Informa and UBM, Mark Temple-Smith has been named managing director for Informa’s Fashion Exhibitions business. Temple-Smith has more than two decades of experience in the exhibitions market, and most recently served as commercial director for Informa Exhibitions. In his new role, Temple-Smith will oversee a three-year plan to bring new investments to the Fashion brands and show experience, as well as enhancements in areas such as marketing, content, digital, and customer service.