Assistant General Manger, Levy Convention Centers

Recently named a 2022 Industry Innovator in Catering and Food & Beverage by BizBash Magazine, "40 Under 40" by Connect Corporate Magazine, and "Changemaker" by MeetingsNet, Thomas Whelan, Assistant General Manager for Levy Convention Centers at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, has successfully planned food andbeverage operations for nearly 20 years. Thomas has assisted in meetings and events throughout the country, but calls Boston home. Thomas spends his days leading 500 team members in exceeding client expectations. His nights are spent wrangling one very large orange cat named Alroy. Thomas is an operations expert with a passion for developing the next generation of hospitality legends. Not only a leader in the future of food and beverage in meetings, but he is also an outspoken advocate for inclusion and advocates on behalf of members of the meetings and events industry. Currently, Thomas sits on the Board of Directors for the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association and the SEARCH Foundation.