Overland Park (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Global Spectrum, operator of the Overland Park Convention Center, today named Nadine Guest as the new General Manager of the 237,000-sq. ft. Overland Park Convention Center. She replaces Kelvin D. Moore, CMP, who is being promoted to a similar position at the Global Spectrum-managed Nueces County Fairgrounds in Robstown, TX, which is close to his hometown of San Antonio, TX.
Guest, who will begin her new position at Overland Park Convention Center the first week of September, will manage the day-to-day operations of the Overland Park Convention Center, including scheduling and booking, marketing and selling sponsorships, as well as handling the financial responsibilities and obligations to the City of Overland Park as it pertains to the facility.
"Nadine has an outstanding reputation in the public assembly facility management industry," said Global Spectrum Chief Operating Officer John Page. "We are very fortunate that she is joining our company, and we are confident she will maintain the OPCC’s reputation for its outstanding level of customer service and for hosting high profile events for the Region."
Prior to joining Global Spectrum, Guest was Director of Convention and Event Services for the City of Arlington, TX. Guest spent ten years (1990-2000) as General Manager of Convention and Cultural Facilities and Deputy Director of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services for the City of San Jose, CA. Guest was Student Union Operations Manager at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1985 to 1990. Prior to this, Guest was Executive Director of Campus Life Department and Director of Topping Student Activities Center for the University of Southern California.
The OPCC sits on a 26-acre site in the heart of Overland Park, the largest suburban city in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the second largest city in Kansas. The mid-sized convention center features a 60,000 square-foot exhibition hall that connects to the 25,000 sq. ft. Edwin C. Eilert Ballroom. Additionally, the OPCC provides an additional 15,000 sq. ft. of event space and 40,000 sq. ft. of pre-function space that proudly houses a collection of selected works of art created by renowned midwestern artists.
Overland Park offers visitors a wide variety of lodging accommodations and boasts a total inventory of more than 5,000 guest rooms. Of these, 1,000 are within walking distance of the OPCC, including the 412-room Sheraton Hotel. There are also 3,000 hotel rooms within five minutes of the facility. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers.