AEG Facilities, which will assume management of the Hawai‘i Convention Centre January 1st, has named Teri Orton as general manager of the 1.1 million square-foot facility located at the entrance to Waikïkï, O‘ahu.
She will join AEG on December 18th.
Prior to accepting the position, Orton was vice president of Condominium Resort Marketing for Outrigger Enterprises Group, which consists of 16 properties across the Hawaiian Islands.
“Teri’s dynamic leadership skills, ability to motivate teams and proficiency in the hospitality arena combined with her experience and deep understanding of the destination make her the ideal person to oversee this great facility,” said Brad Gessner, vice president of convention Centres, AEG Facilities.
“The addition of Teri along with the existing knowledgeable and professional staff to our experienced AEG Facilities team are uniquely qualified and poised to take the Centre to new standards of success in service, bookings and guest satisfaction.”
In her new role, Orton will oversee all overall management of the Hawai‘i Convention Centre, including sales and marketing, operations, finance, food and beverage and customer service, while implementing the strategic positioning and marketing plans for the facility in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, and the Meet Hawai‘i team.
“I am excited and privileged to have the opportunity to join the well-respected AEG Facilities management group in operating the world class Hawai‘i Convention Centre,” said Orton.
“Together with the veteran existing staff members, I am looking forward to working in conjunction with all of the community and hospitality stakeholders along with the HTA and Meet Hawai‘i sales team in marketing the Centre and the Hawaiian Islands as an unmatched business meetings destination.”