Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday appointed Ahmeenah Young, who has served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, to the PA Gaming Control Board.
“Ahmeenah’s business acumen, vast experience, and commitment to serving her community make her a natural fit for the Gaming Control Board,” said Gov. Wolf. “I am confident that she will serve the people of Pennsylvania with integrity and honesty.”
From 2008 – 2013, Ahmeenah served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority where she was responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day operation of a facility consisting of 1 million square feet of saleable space, sales and marketing, public relations, customer service and hospitality training, and fiscal management of a $35 million budget.
During her tenure, she completed a $786 million expansion construction project that resulted in more than 2,800 jobs and over two million hours worked during a recessionary period.
Prior to becoming the President and CEO, Ahmeenah held a number of various positions at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority including Executive Vice President & General Manager and Executive Vice President of External Affairs.From 2003 – 2006, Ahmeenah was the General Manager of the Independence Visitors Center and from 2001 – 2013 she served as the Vice President of Corporate Diversity at SearchWide LLC where she was responsible for the recruitment, placement and retention of senior executives, particularly in the hospitality and tourism industry, municipal government, cultural arts, and transportation.