Convention Center Creates Campus Operations Department, Names Leaders

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center announced the creation of a new “campus operations” department that will combine functions of public safety, safety and emergency management, campus logistics, guest services, grounds maintenance and asset management. Brett Slocum has been named senior director of campus operations and Wendell Findley has been named director of security.

An analysis revealed that the Convention Center’s more than 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space, coupled with an additional 70 acres of land outside the facility, presented unique opportunities that required a specialized team to address.

“The scope and scale to ensure a facility as wide-reaching as ours continues to operate at maximum efficiency requires specialized knowledge and commitment as well as familiarity with our history and operation,” said Adam J. Straight, the convention center’s vice president of operations. “Fortunately, Brett and Wendell are existing highly skilled members of our team and their unique skillsets will ensure that our Convention Center continues to be a safe, exceptional destination for premiere event experiences.”

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Slocum, senior director of campus operations, has been with the convention center since 2016 where he started as assistant director of public safety. Findley has been with the facility since 2021 and brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role. 

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