The Lynnwood (WA) Public Facilities District, owners of the Lynnwood Convention Center (LCC) and OVG360, the contracted operators for the LCC, announced the appointment of Erin Jepson, CVP, CMP as the LCC’s new General Manager as of July 11, 2022.
Prior to joining the team at the LCC, Jepson was Director of Events and Guest Services at the Oregon Convention Center, and Director of Events and Patron Services at the Walton Arts Center in Arkansas. She was also the Customer Success Manager with Ungerboeck, an event management software company. With over 16 years’ experience in event production/management and venue operations, Jepson brings extensive skills in team leadership to the table.
Originally from Houston, Jepson studied at the University of Texas – Austin and quickly moved into a professional career in event management. She graduated from IAVM’s (International Association of Venue Managers) Venue Management School in 2013, attended the Venue Management School Graduate Institute in 2016, and received her Certified Meetings Professional (CMP) certification in 2015 from the Convention Industry Council (CIC). Recently, she earned IAVM’s Certified Venue Professionals (CVP) certification, another major designation for industry professionals in venue management. Jepson is also a member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).
“The puzzle behind building great events and experiences for our audiences drives me to put out the very best product I can,” Jepson said. “I am excited to bring my broad-based industry experience to the LCC and the Lynnwood Community. Every detail of venue management excites me, all the way from designing security plans for events to opening the doors for a comic con boasting an attendance of over 25,000 people.”
“Recently we developed an expanded approach to our key performance indicators to better fulfill our mission of driving economic impact and increasing public benefits for the community,” said Janet Pope, Executive Director of the Lynnwood Public Facilities District. “We are focusing intently on increasing sustainable practices and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our work. Erin is just the right person to help in implementing these plans. She will be an integral part of our team and a big part of our property’s bright future.”
Dave Anderson, Regional Vice President of OVG360 added, “We could not be more excited to welcome Erin to the team as our new General Manager of the Lynnwood Convention Center. Her leadership experience and entrepreneurial spirit will play a key role in bringing high impact business to the convention center and local community.”