Ronald Melton has been named as International Association of Venue Managers new Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer. Melton will oversee all operational and financial areas of the organization and will assist the President and CEO in overall management when he begins in mid-November.
“We are thrilled to have Ron leading vital teams inside our organization,” said Brad Mayne, CFE, IAVM President and CEO in a release. “Ron’s background in our industry, coupled with his operational expertise, gives our members a strong proponent in professional growth and greater success as an association. I personally look forward to working with Ron as we look for new ways to bring more value to our members.”
Melton was previously the COO and interim CEO of Visit Baltimore where he managed the administrative, information technology, research, human resources, membership, accounting, finance, and visitor services. He will enter his position with 25 years of experience in the industry including positions with Travel Portland, Conference Meeting & Assistance Corporation, Continental Parts Company and the Dallas Convention Center where he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
He has also served on the Board of Directors for the National Academy Foundation School and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.
The Chairman of Visit Baltimore John Frisch wrote in a letter to members of the Baltimore Convention Center & Tourism Board, “Ron provided excellent and thoughtful leadership during a critical time of transition for the organization, for which I remain incredibly grateful.”