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ASM Global Names Tony Hodgins as General Manager of Pennsylvania Convention Center

April 10, 2023
Tony Hodgins

ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences, venue management and event strategy, appointed Tony Hodgins as general manager of the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC).  

Hodgins, an industry veteran with 30 years of executive experience at Freeman—a global leader in events shaping exhibitions, exhibits and events driving audiences to action—will be responsible for the successful operations of the PCC. He will oversee programs like the recently launched Hospitality Industry Advancement Trust Fund, an industry-leading partnership between the PCC’s management team and its tradeshow labor partners. 

“I look forward to working closely with our clients, regional partners and the Authority to support the hospitality community and provide customized solutions that are the hallmark of ASM Global,” Hodgins said in an ASM Global press release. “I’m excited to work with our convention center leadership team to leverage ASM Global's industry-leading innovations to deliver exceptional experiences for organizers, attendees and exhibitors.” 

At Freeman’s, Hodgins worked in the industry’s largest network of experts in the field of exhibitions and audience-to-action events, leading Freeman’s Northeast Region team to winning the Freeman Customer Service Award for the first time in its history as they created dynamic experiences that drove measurable results.  

“The [Pennsylvania Convention] Center continues to grow as a hub for many of the world’s significant conventions and events; and with Tony’s longtime experience with one of the area’s iconic and most popular destinations, we anticipate PCC’s growth will be even more robust in coming years,” said Dan Hoffend, executive vice president of convention centers, ASM Global. 

This information is based on a press release from ASM Global. 

Read about more recent moves and appointments in the hospitality industry. 

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Taylor Smith joined Stamats in May 2022 as a content developer, destinations and features for Meetings Today. Smith has experience covering everything from travel to breaking news and graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in news and magazine journalism. Previously, she’s written for St. Louis Magazine and worked as an editorial assistant and apprentice for Aubree Nichols, who has been published in premier publications such as The New York TimesELLE and The Los Angeles Times.