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LACC Announces New VP of Security & Guest Services and Levy General Manager

The Los Angeles Convention Center, owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by ASM Global, is proud to welcome Scott Banks as the new vice president of security & guest services and Patrick Smart as the new general manager of Taste of L.A. by Levy at the LACC.

Banks joins the LACC from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., where he most recently served as the director of security & guest services. During his 16-year tenure, Banks rose from a part-time security officer to his most recent position.

Patrick Smart brings 19 years of catering experience to the LACC. He most recently served as the director of sales at ARAMARK at the Anaheim Convention Center for the past 12 years.

“Scott and Patrick are both remarkable additions to our executive team,” says Ellen Schwartz, general manager, LACC. “They both bring valuable experience to the LACC and I’m excited about what we will accomplish together.”

The Los Angeles Convention Center is renowned internationally as a prime site for conventions, tradeshows and exhibitions. Owned by the City of Los Angeles and professionally managed by ASM Global, the LACC attracts more than 2.5 million visitors annually. The facility is an integral economic component to the Southern California area, generating economic benefits through attendee direct and indirect spending and sustaining 12,500+ local jobs. The LACC also remains an enduring symbol of environmental sustainability and social responsibility and is proud to be a LEED Gold certified facility; the venue was re-certified on the Gold level in 2015 making the LACC the first convention center of its size in the U.S. to receive LEED EB:O+M Gold recertification. For more info, visit lacclink.com.

ASM Global is the world’s leading provider of innovative venue services and live experiences. 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.  ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders.  For more info, visit www.asmglobal.com.


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