Massachusetts Convention Center Authority announces new GM

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) has announced that Diane DiAntonio (pictured) has been promoted to the position of General Manager.

She will replace Joyce Leveston who is leaving the MCCA to join Spectra as the company’s new Senior Vice-President of Convention Centers.

DiAntonio had been serving as Assistant General Manager for the past year with a primary focus on operations at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay. She has been with the MCCA for nearly 20 years working in multiple leadership positions in Event Services, where she started her career as an Event Services Coordinator.

As General Manager, DiAntonio will oversee the MCCA’s business operations teams and contract partners and be responsible for providing leadership across the overall operations of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Hynes Convention Center and Lawn On D.

“Diane has proven herself as an experienced and valuable resource for the MCCA,” said David Gibbons, Executive Director of the MCCA. “Her work with our employees, customers and vendors is renowned, and this promotion is both well-earned and popular throughout the organisation.”

DiAntonio holds CMP and CEM designations and is affiliated with leading industry organisations, including PCMA and IAVM.

“I’m looking forward to this opportunity and appreciate the confidence and support from my colleagues during this exciting time at the MCCA,” said DiAntonio. “Boston is one of the world’s premier destinations for meetings and events and my focus will be to build on our long track record of success.”

MCCA owns and oversees the operations of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA, the Boston Common Parking Garage, The Lawn On D Powered by Citizens Bank, and The Lot On D.