Gessner Moves To
AEG Facilities

Former San Diego Convention Center GM Brad Gessner was named VP of AEG Facilities’ convention centers division Oct. 15, as part of an expansion of the company’s convention center management and services division. 

“We recognize there is demand in the industry to change the model of success for great convention centers and destinations,” AEG Facilities President Bob Newman said in making the announcement. “As operators of some of the world’s most successful convention centers, we are in a position to utilize our unique resources to bring together community and hospitality industry stakeholders in a new and collaborative manner that will increase occupancy levels and bottom line performance at world-class facilities.”

The expansion comes as AEG prepares to remodel the Los Angeles Convention Center as part of its Farmers Field football stadium project.