OCCC Deputy General Manager Selected as Venues Today 2014 Women of Influence

We are pleased to convey that Venues Today recently announced that Jan Addison, CFE, Deputy General Manager of the Orange County Convention Center, has been selected as one of the top five 2014 Women of Influence. The award honors women who have made a difference in the sports, music, and convention industries.

Kathie Canning, executive director of the Orange County Convention Center, stated, “We couldn’t be more pleased that Jan has been recognized with this prestigious award. Jan has been an instrumental part of our leadership team at the Orange County Convention Center for over 20 years. She is the co-creator of our ”Center of Hospitality” service program and has been the champion of our sustainability efforts from the very beginning. In addition, Jan has been very active in the convention industry and is on the International Association of Venue Managers Board of Directors, representing the convention center sector.”

When asked about the award, Jan stated “It is truly an honor to have been chosen as a Venues Today 2014 Woman of Influence. There is a long list of people who have made a difference in my life, and I hope I have been able to positively impact others, paying it forward.”

The Orange County Convention Center also extends congratulations to the other 2014 Women of Influence recipients: Lynn Carlotto, Wesley Cullen, Susan Rosenbluth and Cheryl Swanson. Venues Today will highlight the 2014 Women of Influence in their July issue and will honor them at a Venues Today Women of Influence July reception during the IAVM Venue Connect in Portland, Oregon.

Venues Today is a monthly industry trade magazine that reports live entertainment and events, serving management, owners and suppliers to music, sports and meetings venues internationally.

About The Orange County Convention Center Celebrating more than 30 years of success, the Orange County Convention Center is the second largest convention facility in America. Each year the OCCC attracts more than 200 events to the Central Florida area. As a result, roughly 1.4 million attendees contribute approximately $2.1 billion to the area's economy each year. For more information about the Orange County Convention Center visit our Web site at www.occc.net.