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Jon Houg Named Vice President of Operations for the Washington State Convention Center

Jon Houg Named Vice President of Operations for the Washington State Convention Center

Seattle - Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) has selected Jon Houg to lead their Operations team. As Vice President of Operations, Houg will be responsible for the management and review of the daily operations which includes building operations, event services, security, and capital projects.  

“We are very pleased with the addition of Jon to our management team,” said Jeffrey Blosser, WSCC President and CEO. “He is a strong leader with the knowledge and experience needed to help WSCC continue to grow and excel in this very competitive industry.”

Houg is coming to WSCC after having served as Deputy Director for the City of Tacoma, Tacoma Venues & Events Department for the past six years. Houg started with the City of Tacoma in 2004, serving in several capacities. Houg will begin his position June 10, 2019.

“I am honored and excited to be joining such a professional team at the Washington State Convention Center and I look forward to the opportunity to build on WSCC’s outstanding reputation for event management and customer service,” said Houg.  

About the Washington State Convention Center

The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) is located in the heart of Seattle and within walking distance to world-class hotels, restaurants, entertainment and attractions. The Convention Center has been the Northwest’s premier meetings and events facility for over 30 years. WSCC welcomes thousands of visitors from around the globe each year, offering industry-leading service, award-winning catering and a comprehensive range of services for event planners, exhibitors and guests. With a longstanding commitment to sustainability, public art and modern technology, WSCC serves its surrounding community and provides visitors with a truly unique Northwest experience. Learn more at