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AEG Facilities Announces Promotions at the LA Convention Center

Jun 21, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 21, 2016) – The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), professionally managed by AEG Facilities, is thrilled to announce the promotions of Ellen Schwartz, Estella Flores, and Sandra Lady.

Ellen Schwartz, VP of Sales & Marketing has been promoted to Assistant General Manager effective July 1, 2016. Ellen joined the AEG Facilities team during the LACC’s initial transition from public, City management to private management and has played an integral role in the LACC’s continued success under AEG Facilities. In her new role as Assistant General Manager, Ellen will continue to oversee the Sales & Marketing Department as well as the Event Services, Taste of LA by Levy Restaurants, Encore, and Smart City departments.

“Ellen has over 40 years of experience in the Meetings & Conventions industry and has consistently stood out as an exemplary leader throughout her career. I look forward to working with Ellen in this new capacity and have no doubt that with Ellen’s vision and dedication, the LACC will continue on its trajectory to being recognized as a top destination for meetings, conventions, and events,” noted Brad Gessner, SVP of AEG Facilities and General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Estella Flores, Facilities Manager has been promoted to Director of Facilities effective July 1, 2016. Estella has held various positions in her twelve years at the LACC and joined the AEG Facilities team during the transition. She possesses extensive knowledge of building operations and has led the LACC’s sustainability initiatives and LEED: EB+OM Gold recertification (2015). In her new role, Estella will continue the expansion of the LACC’s environmental sustainability initiatives as well as oversee the set-up and cleaning departments.

Sandra Lady, Senior Sales Manager has been promoted to Director of Sales effective July 1, 2016. Sandra joined the team over two years ago and has been instrumental in attracting new business as well as retaining existing clients. Her strategic yet personable approach has been essential to driving occupancy and revenue at the LACC. In her new role, Sandra will lead the Sales department.

“I’ve long been a proponent of the ‘who’ before the ‘what’ when it comes to organizational success, and the promotion of these three outstanding women demonstrates our commitment as a company to not only hire the best talent but to also promote from within,” concluded Brad Gessner, SVP of AEG Facilities and General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center.


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About the Los Angeles Convention Center

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is renowned internationally as a prime site for conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions. Professionally managed by AEG Facilities, the LACC attracts over 2.5 million visitors annually.  The facility is an integral economic component to the Southern California area; based on historical averages the total economic impact based on direct and indirect spending is $360 million annually, generating and sustaining over 3,900 local jobs. The LACC also remains an enduring symbol of environmental sustainability and social responsibility, and is proud to be a LEED® Gold certified facility; the venue was recertified on the Gold level in 2015 making the LACC the largest convention center in the U.S. to receive LEED® EB:O+M Gold recertification! For more information, please visit


About AEG Facilities

AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Corporation, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world.  AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with more than 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.), STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.), Microsoft Theater  (Los Angeles, Calif.), Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas), Oracle Arena and Coliseum (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Penn.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, Calif.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), AccorHotels Arena (Paris, France), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil), Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ülker Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman).  For more information, please visit