Global event venue management specialist ASM Global has announced a series of promotions in Pennsylvania, with Mary Ann Torres, Dominique Bonds, Dwight Bazemore and Melvin Smith all taking on new roles at the Convention Center there.
Mary Ann Torres has been promoted to the director of event management and business analysis and has more than 20 years of experience as a leader in the events industry. She will lead the events department as well as continuing to provide relationship management and assist clients in their long-range planning efforts.
Dominique Bonds, a 23-year veteran of the Center, has been elevated to director of engagement. During the past year Bonds, has been spearheading the Center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in addition to her previous role as guest experience director.
Dwight Bazemore, previously the network administrator, has been promoted to assistant information technology director. Bazemore has been leading the IT efforts of the Center during the past 16 months and the promotion solidifies his increased leadership role in the department as the Center ramps back up its operation.
Melvin Smith has been promoted from senior accountant to accounting supervisor where his duties will include the direct supervision of the staff accountants.
“The last 16 months have been extremely challenging for us all. During that time, Mary Ann, Dominique, Dwight and Melvin have all stepped up to meet the unprecedented demands of the time and took on additional responsibilities to aid the overall operation. Their commitment to the mission, to their colleagues and to our customers have been exemplary and these promotions are well deserved.” said Kelvin D. Moore, CMP, ASM Global regional general manager.
“The ASM Global team has consistently brought top talent to the Center, and these hard working staff are no exception” said John J. McNichol, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority (PCCA). “These promotions reflect the Center’s commitment to deliver the best possible guest and event experience!”
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ASM Global’s venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centres, and performing arts venues.