Connecticut Convention Center Names New Director of Operations

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For Immediate Release
August, 2009

Contact: Nikki Valletti, Sales and Marketing Coordinator-CTCC, 860-748-7315
Jeanne O’Grady, DOSM-CTCC, 860-883-5530

Connecticut Convention Center Names New Director of Operations

(HARTFORD, CT) – The Connecticut Convention Center proudly names Roger Morgan as the new Director of Operations. Before joining the CT Convention Center Pre-Opening team as Executive Chef in February 2005, Roger worked for Bally’s Park Place Casino Hotel in Atlantic City New Jersey for 12 years as their Assistant Executive Chef; a 1244 room hotel casino with a culinary staff of 258 within 14 kitchens. Roger’s experience at Bally’s and his experience and contributions here at the Center for the past 4 years prove he will continue to be an asset to the Convention Center team in his new position. Roger is certified from the Atlantic Culinary Academy.

About the Connecticut Convention Center
The Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford is the state’s premier meeting venue and the largest full-service convention facility between New York and Boston. Overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River, it features 140,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 40,000-square-foot ballroom and 25,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as ample sheltered parking. The facility is served by more than 6,500 local area hotel rooms, including the 22-story Marriott Hartford Downtown, adjacent to the Convention Center. The venue is professionally managed for the State of Connecticut by Waterford Venue Services, an affiliate of Waterford Hotel Group. For more information, please visit

About Waterford Venue Services
Waterford Venue Services is a subsidiary of Waterford Hotel Group, Inc., with headquarters in Waterford, CT. Waterford Hotel Group currently manages 24 properties in 7 states, including the 540,000 square foot Connecticut Convention Center. Waterford Hotel Group has experience operating virtually every type of hotel property, including limited services properties, all-suite hotels, conference centers, and large full service and resort properties. The company’s approach to hotel development and operations is hands-on, and features frequent site visits and constant communication with customers and partners. Additionally, Waterford Hotel Group offers centralized accounting, financial reporting, strategic marketing, human resources, and day-to-day operations management systems to increase market share and profitability at all properties. For more information, please visit the company’s website at