Manager first in US to receive certificate in conference management
Tempi McLeod
Tempi McLeod

Tempi McLeod, manager of Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex, was recently recognized for being in the first cohort of administrators to complete a Certificate of International Conference Centre Management from New York University along with a delegate from Japan and another from the United Kingdom. The recognition came at the America-Connect Conference hosted by the International Association of Conference Centres in New York City.

The NYU Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism Management, in partnership with IACC, launched the year-long certificate program in response to this growing segment in the hospitality industry. The program focuses on the challenges unique to conference centers and the latest trends and innovations.

“The Conference & Education Center at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex has been a member of IACC since December 2014, before our doors even opened,” said McLeod. “I’m hoping this certification lends credibility to what we do and how we do it. Being an IACC-certified conference center gives our guests the assurance that they will have the very best meeting experience, and more importantly, that we take our role seriously as we strive to help them be productive and successful.” 

VC’s Emerging Technology Complex opened its doors in June 2015 as the only facility of its kind in Texas that houses a full-service conference center as well as industrial training in one facility. The complex is home to several of VC’s industrial training programs, Workforce & Continuing Education offices and a variety of business and industry courses. Offices for the Victoria Alliance and the Victoria Chamber of Commerce are also located at the complex.

For more information about hosting training and events at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex, contact or call (361) 580-3700.

Published: Wednesday, 11 May 2016

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