Published : Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10:57 AM
Naz Sabripour has been promoted to executive director of the Pasadena Convention Center effective July 1, 2019. In her new role, Sabripour will continue to be responsible for event management, operations, public safety, guest services, and the engineering department.
“Over the past 12 years, Sabripour’s extensive experience has been a valuable asset to the Pasadena Convention Center by delivering successful events for clients, ranging from annual conventions to corporate trade shows,” said Michael Ross, chief executive officer of the Pasadena Center Operating Company. “We are thrilled to have Naz on our team and look forward to watching her career continue to flourish in Pasadena.”
Sabripour joined the Pasadena Convention Center in 2007 as the senior event manager. Most recently, she served as director of events and operations for the state-of-the-art facility that has impressively hosted 4,700 events and 3.7 million attendees across a variety of meeting and events ranging from entertainment, consumer, medical, space exploration, and international conferences. Prior to her tenure in Pasadena, she was a sales and events manager at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.
Sabripour received her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, followed by a graduate degree from the University of Denver. Most recently, she achieved the designation of Certified Venue Professional (CVP), a certification that recognizes managers in the public assembly venue field. Sabripour is an active member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and currently serves as chair of the Convention Center Committee, VenueConnect Programming Committee, and Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Committee. She is a member of International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).
Since its inception in 1973, the Pasadena Convention Center has played an integral role in welcoming domestic and international meeting and event planners to Pasadena. To effectively accommodate the growing demands of high-level events, in 2009, the convention center underwent a multi-million expansion by adding a 55,000 square foot Exhibition Hall and 25,000 square foot Ballroom adjacent to the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
About the Pasadena Convention Center
Located 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the Pasadena Convention Center is the premier meeting and events venue in the heart of Pasadena. The convention center features 130,000 sq. ft. of space for meetings of all sizes with spacious exhibit halls, an expansive ballroom and 29 meeting rooms. For more information, contact the Pasadena Convention Center at (626) 793-2122 or visit www.PasadenaCenter.com.