Brad Gessner is a 41-year veteran of the hospitality and public assembly facility management industry. In addition to being the Sr. Vice President of the Los Angeles Convention Center, he is also the Sr. Vice President of Convention Centers for AEG Facilities responsible for the Los Angeles Convention, Hawaii Convention Center and the Puerto Rico Convention Center.
Additionally, he is responsible for overseeing and expanding the management services and delivery of best practices in the areas of convention center management, operations, guest services, sales and marketing. Gessner came to AEG from the San Diego Convention Center Corporation (California), where he spent 14 years in senior management positions and was the General Manager of the 2.6 million square foot award winning convention center for six years.
He is an industry leader in the areas of sustainability and “green” practices and currently serves on the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Board of Directors, San Diego State’s Hospitality & Tourism Management Advisory Committee and Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo’s Experience Industry Advisory Committee. Brad has served on the IAVM Sustainability Committee as Vice Chair from 2008-2010 and as the Chair from 2008 – 2012.
Gessner is an adjunct faculty professor and visiting lecturer for San Diego State University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Department and completed his Master’s Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management at SDSU in 2013.
Primary Affiliation: Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, CA. , United States
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