ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) has promoted Eric Blanc, Sr., CMP to deputy director. In his new role, Blanc will oversee the OCCC’s sales, marketing, event management, and exhibitor services divisions.
Blanc joined the OCCC in Orlando in 2019, when he was hired as the assistant director of sales. In February 2020, he was promoted to senior director of sales.
Prior to joining the OCCC’s sales division, Blanc was the director of sales, marketing, and convention services for the Tampa Convention Center, where he spent 15 years of his career. Blanc’s background spans various top organizations in the industry, including The Freeman Companies and GES Expositions, where he was a national sales manager for both companies.
“I am honored to take on the role of deputy director would be an understatement,” said Blanc. “I am eager to lead our team forward, maintaining a highly visible presence in the convention industry and within Orange County to secure continued convention group bookings well into the future.”
Blanc graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business – marketing and holds a certificate from the IAAM Public Assembly Facility Management School at Oglebay.