Pittsburgh, PA (February 1, 2016) – Executives for the David L. Lawrence Convention Center today announced that Jamie Huckleberry was named Convention Services Manager of the Year for 2015 by Successful Meetings Magazine and the Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA).
Huckleberry joined the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in 2002 as Senior Event Manager before being promoted to her present position as Director of Event Services. Prior to joining the Convention Center, Huckleberry was an Event Manager at the Atlantic City Convention Center and also the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel and Convention Center. Huckleberry has a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Services Management from East Stroudsburg University.
“This is a tremendous honor for Jamie, especially because Jamie was nominated by one of our clients,” said Tim Muldoon, General Manager, David L. Lawrence Convention Center. “ESPA and Successful Meetings Magazine now know what we have known for a long time. Jamie is an excellent ambassador for our facility and for Pittsburgh.”
According to information provided by ESPA, the Convention Services Manager (CSM) of the Year Award winners have demonstrated to the most demanding critics in the business – meeting planners – their ability to provide the highest level of service. Nominations for CSMs in three categories – Hotel, Convention Center, and Convention and Visitors Bureau – were received from meeting planners and other industry representatives from across North America. Huckleberry was nominated by a meeting planner for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and also a meeting planner for the Society for Science and the Public.