In recent months, we have appointed a number of key players to the Javits Center team, refining our operations as we prepare for the completion of our $1.5 billion expansion project in 2021.
Sonia Low was appointed as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, overseeing all legal and government affairs, including corporate governance and ethics, litigation management, commercial transactions and government regulatory requirements. Prior to joining #teamjavits, Sonia served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc., a publicly-traded, global hospitality company and creator of the international restaurant brand STK®.
Lisa Lopez was appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing, and as an industry veteran, she is implementing new sales and marketing strategies to introduce the Javits Center to new audiences while generating excitement about the addition of 1.2 million square feet of total event-related space as part of the expansion project.
Reporting to Lisa is John Reilly, our Manager of Special Events, who is focused on enticing special events to the convention center, including corporate meetings, fundraising galas and other high-impact events.
We are thrilled to welcome these new employees to #teamjavits!