AEG Facilities has appointed Brad Gessner senior vice-president and general manager for the Los Angeles Convention Center.

“We’re excited for this next chapter at the convention center and hope this will bring more conventions and visitors to improve Los Angeles’ economy,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Additionally, the LACC senior leadership team has been named: Keith Hilsgen, vice-president of finance; Ellen Schwartz, vice-president of sales and marketing; Greg Rosicky, vice-president of operations; Carisa Malanum, vice-president of event services; Ruben Lechuga, director of security; and Angela Baker, director of human resources.

Management of the city-owned venue was awarded to AEG Facilities by the city of Los Angeles on October 24, 2013.