The Albany Capital Center announces the promotion of Ana Purritano to sales manager. Purritano has been with the ACC since the facility’s opening in March of 2017 when she was hired as event services manager as part of the inaugural staff.
As sales manager, Purritano will be responsible for driving revenue to the ACC by maintaining relationships with existing accounts in addition to acquiring new business. Other accountabilities will be interacting with clients in great detail prior to their event as well as the on-site day-of coordinator for her customers.
Purritano began her career with BBL Hospitality at the Hilton Garden Inn at Albany Medical Center. There she managed client relations and event planning and was promoted from sales coordinator to sales manager within a year. A Capital Region native, Purritano attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sports/Entertainment/Event Management in 2012. She currently resides in Latham, N.Y.
“We’ve been impressed with Ana since day one,” says Doug McClaine (pictured left), general manager, Albany Capital Center. “With more than seven years of event services experience, we look forward to seeing Ana continue to grow in this role and assist the facility in bringing new business to our region. We are eager to see Ana jump into action and welcome larger groups back to the ACC as we continue our efforts to welcome larger groups back to the facility.”
The facility continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and government guidelines, enhancing already stringent standards with the development of ASM’s Venue Shield program. VenueShield is a comprehensive and best-in-class program, deployed at ASM Global managed facilities, providing the highest levels of sanitation and safety in partnership with industry experts as well as public health officials. In addition, the facility has ensured procurements for temperature kiosks found at the entrance of the venue, contract tracing and more. For more info about what the ACC is doing to keep the facility safe, clean and ensure your confidence, visit the COVID-19 Updates & Information page here.
Opened in March 2017, the Albany Capital Center, operated by leading venue manager ASM Global, is a modern, premier event and meeting destination in New York’s culturally rich Capital Region. Connected to the Times Union Center, Empire State Plaza and Renaissance Albany Hotel via enclosed walkways, the convention center hosts a diverse array of tradeshows, consumer and social events, and meetings for up to 5,000 guests. It boasts 22,500 square feet of ballroom/exhibit space, six meeting rooms with 9,200 square feet of space, 13,500 square feet of pre-function space, state-of-the-art technology, and impeccable dining options. The ACC is conveniently located in downtown Albany and within walking distance of the New York State Capitol, business and warehouse districts, performing arts venues, museums, shops, restaurants and nightlife. For more info, visit www.albanycapitalcenter.com, call (518) 487-2009 (sales) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.