By R.V. Baugus When news came that industry veteran Brad Gessner was retiring, my first thought was that our profession was indeed losing one of its finest. My second thought was, “Dang, there goes my PR guy!” Gessner, who got his industry start in 1978 as the assistant director of sp
From Wire Sources ASM Global announced that Senior Vice President of North American Convention Centers, Brad Gessner, will retire at the end of 2019. Gessner will continue to serve as a consultant with the company. “My wife Debra and I will be moving back to Texas in January to be clo
Ellen Schwartz has been promoted to general manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center, announced Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities, operators of the downtown Los Angeles facility. Additionally, Brad Gessner, who has held the position of general manager of the Convention Center
The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), managed by AEG Facilities, revealed its new 9,500 square foot rooftop garden in January. The project began taking shape in April of 2017 and features various citrus trees, herbs, vegetables, and seasonal flowers above the South Hall lobby.
By Brad Gessner Differentiation is undoubtedly crucial in today’s competitive workforce. But, setting yourself apart doesn’t always require you to do something big or novel. In sports, you’ll hear coaches talk about their team doing “the little things.” They spend hours practicing eve