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Carisa Norton

Since 2013, Carisa Norton has been the Vice President of Event Services at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In this role, she leads the team responsible for planning and executing over 250 events annually. With nearly 20 years of experience in venue management, Carisa has been involved in events of all scope, size and complexity, including the Grammys, Emmys, NBA & NHL All-Star Fan Experience, E3, Anime Expo and the LA Auto Show. Prior to Los Angeles, Carisa held leadership roles at the LA Tourism & Convention Board, the Albuquerque Convention Center and the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. Commitment to partnership, a strong trust in her team and transparency in strategic expectations are among the “must-haves” she identifies for success. She holds the designation of Certified Meeting Professional from the Events Industry Council and Certified Venue Professional from the International Association of Venue Managers. Carisa lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband and teenage son, where they enjoy hiking the beautiful trails of the San Gabriel Mountains.