Savannah Convention Center Announces Key Leadership Appointments

Alberto Rojas
Assistant General Manager
Jacqueline Mitchell
Assistant Director of Event Services

Savannah, GA – May 22, 2024 – Savannah Convention Center (SCC) is proud to announce the appointment of two distinguished industry professionals to key leadership positions, following an extensive industry search.

Al Rojas joins SCC as assistant general manager, bringing more than 25 years of comprehensive industry experience in finance, events, and facilities management to the role. Rojas previously served as general manager at the Jackson (MS) Convention Complex and the Oklahoma City Convention Center, as well as assistant general manager at Reunion Arena and assistant director at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, both in Dallas, Texas. In his role with SCC, Rojas will oversee the finance, administration, human resources, and information technology departments, while also focusing on municipal policy, process optimization, and project management to enhance the SCC’s overall operations.

Bringing over 20 years of industry experience to her role, Jacqueline “Jackie” Mitchell joins SCC as the assistant director of Event Services. Mitchell’s extensive hospitality and events industry background includes serving as director of events at Palm Beach County Convention Center and a variety of positions at respected organizations, including the Jackson Convention Complex, the Orlando Magic, Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, and the Richmond Sports Backers. With a proven track record in event management, sales, and business development, Mitchell will play a pivotal role in optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Event Services department. Her appointment reflects the SCC’s commitment to delivering exceptional service and maximizing customer satisfaction.

Savannah Convention Center is currently undergoing an expansive transformation project that will effectively double its size. Upon completion, the $276 million expansion project will double the size of exhibit hall space available for events to 200,000 square feet, add a new 40,000-square-foot ballroom, 15 new meeting rooms, feature a 58-foot-wide hangar door, and include a new 900-space parking deck. This expansion underscores the commitment of Savannah Convention Center to provide unparalleled facilities and services for its guests, further enhancing its reputation as a premier destination for events of all sizes.

“We are excited to welcome Al and Jackie to our high-performance team,” shared Mark Smith, chairman of the Savannah Georgia Convention Center Authority. “Their leadership will be key in preparing the organization to handle the opportunities that come with expansion.”

“Al and Jackie joining the team underscores Savannah Convention Center’s commitment to prioritizing the customer experience, enhancing the Savannah Convention Center brand, and maximizing financial performance,” said Kelvin Moore, general manager of Savannah Convention Center. “We are building something special here in Savannah. Their wealth of experience and proven track record of success will undoubtedly strengthen our organization.”

Rojas and Mitchell officially assume their new roles at SCC on June 3 and June 10, respectively.

Kelvin Moore, General Manager
Savannah Convention Center
912-447-4025 | [email protected]
About Savannah Convention Center
Situated on Hutchinson Island, overlooking the Savannah River and Historic District, Savannah Convention Center (SCC) is a pivotal driver of economic growth, while serving as a beacon for showcasing the distinctive charm of Savannah, Chatham County, and the state of Georgia. The first convention center in Georgia to achieve LEED Gold certification, SCC has been managed by Georgia World Congress Center Authority since 2014, marking the industry’s first-ever private-to-public facility management agreement.

One International Drive
Hutchinson Island
P.O. Box 248
Savannah, Georgia 31402

Phone: (912) 447-4000
Fax: (912) 447-4722

The designee of the Savannah-Georgia Convention Center Authority for service of process for civil actions brought against it is Kelvin Moore, General Manager, One International Drive, Savannah, GA 31401.

If you need more information about planning your event, please feel free to call our helpful Event Services staff at (912)447-4000