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Three new hires made at St. Louis convention commission

From Illinois Business Journal news services

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission has added three new members to its workforce.

Monica Lewis was hired as convention services manager. Lewis will be responsible for providing meeting and convention support services to clients in obtaining repeat convention business for St. Louis.

Prior to joining the SLCVC, Lewis worked as Concierge for Chase Park Plaza and has more than 11 years of experience in Administration. Lewis has a bachelor of science degree in human resources from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Reggie L. Harris was named to the position of vice president of public safety. Harris recently retired as a lieutenant colonel from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department after more than 30 years of service.

Harris’ responsibilities involve directing personnel in establishing and promoting public safety and guest services programs for America’s Center Convention Complex, which includes the Edward Jones Dome.

He has a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and a master of science degree in legal studies from Webster University. Harris is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy.

Kiara Bryant is the new public relations coordinator. Bryant will have numerous responsibilities, including writing, media relations and managing special projects.

Prior to joining the SLCVC, Bryant worked at Wisconsin Public Radio as a development specialist. She has a bachelor of arts degree in communications from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

The St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission is the sales and marketing organization responsible for marketing St. Louis City and St. Louis County as a convention and meeting site and as a leisure travel destination. In addition, the CVC manages and operates the America’s Center Convention Complex, which includes 502,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 28,000 square-foot ballroom, the 67,000-seat Edward Jones Dome, the 1,400-seat Ferrara Theatre and the St. Louis Executive Conference Center.


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