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Owensboro CC New Hire & Promotions

(Pictured L-R: Angie Hanley, Katy Holland and Michelle Pessia)

Spectra, the providers of venue management and food services & hospitality to the Owensboro Convention Center is is pleased to announce two promotions and to welcome a new member to the Owensboro team.

A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Angie Hanley has been part of the Owensboro team since the building opened in 2014. She began working part-time in Guest Services and moved to full-time in 2015 when the position of event manager became available. While in that role she worked with couples planning their wedding ceremonies and receptions at the Owensboro Convention Center. Hanley is now the wedding sales coordinator and is excited to assist future guests in planning their perfect day.

With Hanley’s transition to wedding sales coordinator, Katy Holland joined the Owensboro team in March as an event manager.  A graduate from Kentucky Wesleyan College, she has lived in Owensboro her entire life and says, “I truly love my town.” She served as an intern in the events department at the Louisville Country Club for two summers and has worked with two professional sports teams.  She is happy to be on staff with the Owensboro Convention Center and looks forward to making the events top notch and enjoyable.

Michelle Pessia has been promoted to sous chef.  She graduated in 2011 from the Culinary Program at OCTC, and began working as the kitchen supervisor with Spectra in 2017.  She has assisted in many sizable events, such as the Owensboro Convention Center’s signature five course Cork and Cuisine dinners, corporate holiday parties, and over two dozen local weddings.  Her skills as a saucier and pastry chef help add special touches to each dish prepared.  “Michelle is a team player, and her experience and dedication have proven that she is the right fit for sous chef,” says Mark Pruett, director of food and beverage.

Western Kentucky’s premier meeting space—the Owensboro Convention Center—is a full-service meeting facility overlooking the scenic Ohio River in revitalized downtown Owensboro, KY.  The multi-purpose center boasts just under 102,000 sq.ft. of available space, including a 44,000+ sq.ft. exhibition hall, 8,900+ sq.ft. Kentucky Legend Pier outside over the scenic Ohio River, and additional ballroom, meeting and pre-function space. For more info, visit OwensboroCenter.com.

Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. For more info, visit SpectraExperiences.com.

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