Joe_Davis_Profile_SDCC_lgJoe Davis has been appointed to serve as interim general manager of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation until a replacement is found for outgoing President and CEO Carol Wallace. Davis is an industry veteran and previously served as assistant general manager of the corporation. He has also served as general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center and general manager of the Phoenix Convention Center.

“We are grateful to Joe for his willingness to serve during this time of transition for the corporation and we plan on moving quickly to find a new leader who will continue to ensure the San Diego Convention Center remains a world-class meetings and convention destination well into the future,” said Board Chair Stephen Cushman.

The board has selected SearchWide to lead the search for the corporation’s next president and CEO, a process that is expected to take approximately three to six months. Wallace announced her retirement from the corporation in October but will continue to serve as a consultant until December 31, 2016. She will officially step down from the position at the end of this year.