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MCCA Appoints Dennis Callahan as Deputy Director

BOSTON- MCCA Executive Director David Gibbons today announced that Dennis Callahan has been appointed to the position of Deputy Director effective immediately. Callahan has served in the Authority’s legal department for more than nineteen years most recently as General Counsel.  

“Dennis is a talented and trusted member of my leadership team,” said David Gibbons, Executive Director of the MCCA. “He brings decades of experience and expertise to his new role as Deputy Director along with deep institutional knowledge of our operations and industry.”

Callahan is a graduate of Suffolk University and New England School of Law where, after graduating, he began his legal career as a First Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Boston.  Prior to joining the MCCA in 1999 as Associate General Counsel, Dennis served as Assistant General Counsel at the Boston Planning and Development Agency.

“Having known Dennis both personally and professionally for more than thirty years, and now having had the opportunity to work with him directly, he is the perfect choice to take on this key leadership role,” said John McDonnell, Chairman of the MCCA Board of Directors. “Dennis has earned the board’s respect and confidence and we look forward to the contributions he will make as Deputy Director.”

“For more than nineteen years I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with so many talented and dedicated colleagues at the MCCA on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Dennis Callahan, Deputy Director of the MCCA. “I am both excited and humbled to take on a new role as Deputy Director and look forward to continuing our work to ensure Boston remains a premier destination for meeting and events as we welcome visitors from around the world.”

About the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA)

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority 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. The BCEC and Hynes have earned a rare gold standard from the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), making Boston only the fourth city in North America and the 12th worldwide to have been awarded this top standard, the highest certification level a convention facility can achieve under strict AIPC guidelines.