Fredia Brady has been appointed general manager of the SMG-managed Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. She will arrive in Wilmington to assume her new role on February 6.
A hospitality veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Brady most recently served as senior director of sales and marketing for the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Georgia. She also previously worked at SMG, serving as its regional senior director of sales and marketing for SMG’s southeast region from 2008–2014.
“The selection of SMG veteran Fredia Brady as general manager, along with the high quality of services clients have grown to expect from SMG, will enable the facility to continue to develop as a key contributor to the ongoing economic development of the entire community and, in particular, the continued growth of the hospitality industry in the region,” said Bob McClintock, senior vice-president/chief operating officer for the Convention Center Division of SMG. “Fredia’s experience will be invaluable as the convention center positions itself to support the rebranding of the River District and the opening of an adjacent Embassy Suites hotel this year.”
The 107,000-square-foot Wilmington Convention Center offers a variety of meeting and exhibit spaces that can accommodate groups of up to 2,000 people.