The National Conference Center, one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers in the U.S., named a new vice president and general manager.
Prior to obtaining this new position, Geoff Lawson served as interim general manager for The National Conference Center for the past two months.
“There is no one more qualified to provide the leadership and direction needed to take The National Conference Center and the West Belmont Place Event Center to the next level,” stated Sam Haigh, president and CEO, LaKota Hotels & Resorts, which oversees the centers. “Over the past eight weeks, Geoff has demonstrated exceptional ability to guide our highly motivated team as we renovate and re-energize The National Conference Center and West Belmont Place Event Center.”
He brings many years of hotel and conference center experience as general manager, regional manager, and vice president with Bristol Hotels, Princess Hotels & Resorts, Dolce Hotels and Resorts and, most recently, with Pompan Hospitality Global Inc. Lawson also brings global experience in all aspects of marketing and operating highly successful hotels, conference centers and catering venues.
Lawson has been an active member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). This includes eight years on the IACC North American board of directors, inclusive of a two-year term as IACC North American president. In addition, he served on the IACC global board of directors.