SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the leading hospitality partner to North America's premier sports, convention and entertainment venues, has announced the appointment of Ron Lee as General Manager of its hospitality operations at Qualcomm Stadium, home stadium of the San Diego Chargers.
In his new position, Lee, who has over a decade of sports hospitality experience, is responsible for all operations and personnel related to the preparation and delivery of a superior food and beverage and retail merchandise experience for fans of the Chargers and the stadium's other entertainment events.
"We are thrilled to welcome such a high-caliber professional as Ron to our team to lead Centerplate's efforts to provide extraordinary fan experiences at Qualcomm Stadium," said Mike Dubey, Centerplate's vice president based at the stadium. "His operations track record, extensive management experience and great familiarity with the unique needs of today's fan will help enhance our ability to deliver unmatched sports hospitality."
Prior to joining Centerplate, Lee served as division manager of premium services at Angel Stadium, home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Previously, he oversaw hospitality operations for minor league baseball's Inland Empire 66ers. He has also worked in management and operations roles at premier restaurants and conference centers throughout the western United States.
"I am very excited to join Centerplate and lead their hospitality team at Qualcomm Stadium," said Lee. "Together, I am confident we can make a great fan experience extraordinary."
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in over 250 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America – annually serving over 100 million guests. Centerplate has provided event hospitality services to 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 12 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. The company was recently named the fastest growing hospitality group in the country by Nation's Restaurant News. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com