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Florida convention center-resort adds event sales manager

Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Fla. has expanded its sales and convention services team. The venue added Laura Capobianco as event sales manager.

ECN 062015_POM_Florida convention center-resort_Laura CapobiancoIn her new position, she is responsible for assisting meeting professionals, association executives, business executives, and incentive specialists with the coordination of programs, conferences, and events at the resort. In addition, she also coordinates charitable events, receptions and other catered functions at the resort.

The announcement of Capobianco’s appointment was made jointly by the resort’s General Manager Jeffrey Oliasami and Director of Sales & Marketing William McBroom.

“Laura is an outstanding addition to our team,” said McBroom. “She brings great skills and terrific experience coordinating an array of events, and has a wonderful attitude with a dedication to serving our clients. Our clients will truly enjoy working with her.”

Prior to joining The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, Capobianco served as event coordinator for SMG Worldwide Entertainment and Convention Venue Management, where she was responsible for planning, managing and executing events at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla. In that position, she managed event operations that included event set-up, staffing, audio/visual and decorator service arrangements, and contracting.

Capobianco also worked with St. John & Partners as a public relations intern, where she monitored and measured social media for such clients as Winn-Dixie and Zaxby’s. Her experience also includes serving as editorial intern for Jacksonville Magazine, where she researched, wrote, and edited articles for the magazine.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the University of North Florida.

Together with the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center is the largest combination hotel and convention center between Atlanta and Orlando, with 101,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space.

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