In a sign of the strength of the recovery of the convention and events industry, ASM Global has announced two key executive promotions: Kelvin Moore has been promoted to regional vice president and John Page to regional general manager. The promotions are part of the divisional restructuring of ASM Global’s convention center division, reflecting robust growth, according to Bob McClintock, executive vice president of the division.
“As the world is emerging from the pandemic,” McClintock said, “We’re elevating two of our executives who have made tremendous impacts on the venues they have managed and are now positioned to replicate that with teams across the country involved with our growing portfolio.”
Moore, a 30-year industry veteran, most recently served as the regional general manager of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a position he has held since 2018. Since he joined the company in 2008, Moore has served as a regional general manager and general manager for Navy Pier in Chicago, the Jackson Convention Complex in Mississippi and the Lynnwood Convention Complex in Washington.
“As the industry finds its post-pandemic footing, I look forward to continuing to work with our convention center leadership team in leveraging ASM Global's industry leading innovations to drive content and deliver exceptional experiences for organizers, attendees, exhibitors and municipal partners throughout North America,” Moore said. “I am even more proud to be able to do so while focusing on protecting the environment; investing in people; and strengthening the communities in which we live, work and play.”
John McNichol, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, said, “Kelvin’s knowledge and expertise had an immediate impact on our operations when he took the helm of our facility as regional general manager in 2018. Kelvin has worked diligently to enhance our operational efficiency; improve the experience of our customers; expand our sustainability initiatives; and, with the onset of the pandemic, ensure we implemented a range of protocols, best practices and capital improvements to ensure the safe return of meetings and conventions.”
The newly named regional general manager, Page is a 24-year-ASM Global veteran. Since 2013, he has served as the general manager of the Greater Columbus Convention Center and has guided the venue through three major construction projects. Additionally, Page was recently honored as a member of the Columbus Business First’s 2021 Power 100, serves as the board chair of the Ohio State University Hospitality Management advisory board, and sits on the board of directors of Tourism Diversity Matters.
“I am deeply honored for this next-step opportunity in my ASM career, one that will allow me to work more closely with our clients and municipal partners across the region and provide customized solutions and the innovation that is the hallmark of ASM to those venues,” Page said.