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ASM Global Welcomes New Staff at the Pennsylvania Convention Center


Published: Oct 28, 2021

 

The additions come as the Center rebuilds its team in response to the steady return of in-person events.

Philadelphia, PA – ASM Global, the world leader in venue management and event services, today announced the additions of Shawn Fisher, Jude-Anne Spencer-Phillip, Joseph Thum and Dushyant Patel to its team at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, as Philadelphia experiences a resurgence of in-person events and a return of major shows and conventions being hosted at the facility.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Fisher, Mrs. Spencer-Phillip, Mr. Thum and Mr. Patel to our ASM Global team at the Pennsylvania Convention Center,” said Kelvin D. Moore, Regional General Manager, ASM Global. “The steady return of in-person events being hosted at the Center has allowed us to slowly rebuild our team to effectively and safely meet the needs of our event organizers and attendees. I am particularly pleased at the depth of experience and level of skill that each of these professionals brings and am confident that they will each play vital roles in our ongoing success as we continue to host more and more events.”

Fisher has been appointed Director of Information Technology, possessing over 20 years of experience in various industries, including petrochemical, mining, manufacturing, information technology and biotech. Throughout his career, he has led IT divisions and supervised programs in cybersecurity, risk management, divestitures, merger and acquisition and project management, among others. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from North-West University in South Africa and completed the Executive Development Program from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Spencer-Phillip, the Center’s new Senior Communications Manager, brings over ten years of experience in the hospitality, tourism, government and non-profit sectors, including work with local non-profits, the City of Philadelphia and the Trinidad & Tobago Tourism Development Company. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from Morgan State University in Baltimore and a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Marketing from the University of Liverpool.

Thum, joins the ASM Global team as Staff Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and a certified management accounting (CMA) candidate. Patel has been appointed Operations Manager and brings previous experience with the Wells Fargo Center and the University of Pennsylvania. Both Thum and Patel are alumni of Temple University – Thum having graduated from Fox School of Business and Patel from the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM).

“We’re excited that the career trajectories of these two Temple alumni have led them to one of the city’s most essential resources for the tourism and hospitality industries,” says Jeremy Jordan, STHM’s Senior Associate Dean. “The Pennsylvania Convention Center has been key to our success in providing exceptional career-building opportunities for the future leaders that make up our degree programs—as interns, in context of classroom projects, as volunteers at Center events or on staff after graduation. The services the Center offers not only enhance our brand as a school but elevate—for all of us—Philadelphia as a world-class destination.”

The Pennsylvania Convention Center has had a longstanding relationship with Temple University and facilitated a program through which graduate students participated in a research study with the Center’s sales team to identify market segment trends and provide recommendations for the Center’s marketing strategy. In addition, Moore and other members of the Center’s executive leadership team have participated in the university’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management Executive in Residence series, a program which aims to enhance the academic excellence of the school and improve the students’ transition from the classroom, through personalized discussions and exposure to the experiences of executives in the industry.

For more information on current employment opportunities at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, visit paconvention.com.

 

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About the Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is located in Center City Philadelphia at the heart of the city's many cultural offerings and world-class dining and entertainment scene. Managed by ASM Global, the Center is the 14th largest facility in the nation and features one of the largest exhibit spaces and ballrooms in the Northeastern U.S. The meetings, conventions, trade shows, and other events hosted by the Center attract attendees from across the country and around the world to Philadelphia, making the facility the largest economic driver of the region’s hospitality industry. For more information, visit www.paconvention.com.

About ASM Global

ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.