ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Convention Center Authority (ACCA) Board announces the selection of Monica Kurzejeski to become the next Executive Director of the ACCA, a New York State Public Authority.
Ms. Kurzejeski brings extensive experience in both the private and public sectors to this role and shares a vision for the Albany Capital Center and the Capital Region that is for the benefit of all. A resident of the Capital Region, Ms. Kurzejeski is committed to fostering economic development through the expansion of the Albany market share of convention, meetings, and tradeshow business while fully supporting the City of Albany and Albany County as the important destination that comprises our state capitol.
“The ACCA is truly fortunate to have a person of Monica’s caliber, with the necessary combination of talent and experience to lead the ACCA forward. We have an exciting opportunity to work together and build upon the success of the Albany Capital Center by greatly expanding its economic benefit to Albany and our Capital Region.” said Michele Vennard, ACCA Board Chair.
Ms. Kurzejeski will be assuming the duties of the Executive Director on January 8, 2024.
About the Albany Convention Center Authority:
Established in 2004 by act of the New York State Legislature, the Albany Convention Center Authority (ACCA) was designated to plan, develop, design, construct and operate a convention center in downtown Albany. Since the Albany Capital Center officially opened March 1, 2017, it has held over 900 events, attended by over 500,000 visitors, booking 110,000 hotel room nights, and generating $76 million in new visitor spending. The positive economic impacts generated by the Albany Capital Center serve as catalysts for further economic development to the benefit of Albany and the Capital Region.
For more information about the ACCA and economic impacts, please visit: https://www.albanycapitalcenter.com/acca/economic-impact
About the Albany Capital Center:
Opened in March 2017, the Albany Capital Center (ACC), operated by leading venue manager ASM Global, is a modern, premier event and meeting destination in New York’s culturally rich Capital Region. Connected to the MVP Arena, Empire State Plaza and Renaissance Albany Hotel via enclosed walkways, the convention center hosts a diverse array of trade shows, consumer and social events and meetings for up to 5,000 guests. It boasts 22,500 square feet of ballroom/exhibit space, eight (8) meeting rooms with 9,200 square feet of space, 13,500 square feet of pre-function space, state-of-the-art technology, and impeccable dining options. The ACC is conveniently located in downtown Albany and within walking distance of the New York State Capitol, business, and warehouse districts, performing arts venues, museums, shops, restaurants, and nightlife. The Albany Convention Center Authority (ACCA) is a public benefit corporation that administers the operation of the ACC, by ASM Global.
For more information about the ACC, visit https://www.albanycapitalcenter.com
About ASM Global:
ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers and performing arts venues.
For more information about ASM Global Albany, please visit: https://www.albanycapitalcenter.com/about/about-asm