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Who’s News for September 22, 2023

Special Events industry news

Venue News

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center announced that it has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The Center achieved LEED v4.1 Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings Gold certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions in areas including sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Green buildings allow companies to operate more sustainably and give the people inside them a healthier, more comfortable space to work. 

People on the Move

AC Hotel Irvine proudly introduces Yuni Hunter as its new General Manager. In this role, Hunter will oversee and manage the daily operations of the property. With over 16 years of senior hospitality leadership, Hunter brings a wealth of experience and industry expertise to the Irvine-based hotel. In addition to her field experience as a hotel leader, Hunter has notable education and credentials. She achieved a bachelor's degree in business from Purdue University, crowned with a certificate in Supervising with Impact from the University of Notre Dame. 

Hot off the Press

The Special Event Company (TSEC), the Triangle-based event producer regarded as one of the nation’s best, has been chosen as the dynamic partner in collaboration with the North Carolina State University College of Natural Resources. They have assisted in the development of the Special Event Planning (PRT458) course curriculum, a crucial requirement for students in the Tourism and Event Management concentration within the Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management major. This semester, the Special Event Company team is rolling up their sleeves to educate the class. “As globally recognized industry leaders with a team of outstanding practitioners in our art, we are pleased to use our expertise to develop the next generation of industry professionals,” said TSEC CEO Sally Webb. “This class will learn best practices from the best!” 

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