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Tatro appointed director of convention center

Thursday, July 1, 2021 by Jo Clifton

Trisha Tatro, who has more than 19 years of experience at the Austin Convention Center, has been named director of the department. Assistant City Manager Rodney Gonzales announced Tatro’s selection in a memo Wednesday. According to Gonzales, Tatro “spent her first 14 years” at the convention center, “successfully overseeing the management and execution of world-class meetings and conventions while establishing strong relationships with valuable clients both locally and internationally.” Next, she served as facility manager, moving up to assistant director. Tatro has certainly earned her position, serving as the convention center’s interim director starting just a few weeks before the beginning of the pandemic. Gonzales wrote, “For the past 16 months, Trisha has led the ACCD team through the industry’s most vulnerable time period with poise, resilience, and strength. She has successfully navigated and mitigated the Covid-19 impact on ACCD operations, our community, and our convention and hospitality industry.” Even though the events industry is making a comeback it seems likely that Tatro will need all of her skills and experience to navigate the road ahead, especially in light of the need to reimagine convention center expansion.

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