The Miami Beach Convention Center, which coming to the end of a US$620m renovation and expansion programme, has named Freddie Peterson as its new General Manager.
Peterson (pictured), joins following a two-decade tenure leading the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), and will now oversee day-to-day operations at one of the largest convention centers in the world.
Peterson commented: “During my time with the MCCA, I developed a deep understanding and appreciation of the positive impact, both economic and cultural, that a dynamic venue can have to support and enhance a premier global destination.
“I’m thrilled and humbled to have this wonderful opportunity to come on board in Miami Beach and use my passion and experience within the industry to bolster the convention center’s reputation among the elite in the world.”
Previously, Peterson held positions with MCCA as: interim executive director, director of facilities operations, deputy chief operating officer, director of government relations/senior staff assistant, director of business, government & community relations, senior staff assistant/ community liaison, and south Boston community liaison.