A former Baltimore Convention Center executive who worked under its longtime executive director is returning to the city to take over the center’s top post. Matthew “Mac” Campbell is leaving the Strathmore in North Bethesda to fill the executive director role left vacant by the September retirement of Peggy Daidakis, who led the Convention Center since 1986 and served as Campbell’s mentor. Mayor Brandon Scott on Tuesday announced the nomination of Campbell for the city-owned and operated facility. Campbell’s nomination must be approved by the City Council. Campbell takes over at a challenging time for the convention industry, with business still trying to pick up after Covid-19 put an end to conventions and meetings nationally for almost two years.
Mayor Scott taps new Baltimore Convention Center executive director
December 21, 2022