Full Name
Thomas Whelan
Job Title
Director of Banquets
Levy Convention Centers
Speaker Bio
Recently named “40 Under 40” by Connect Corporate Magazine and "Change
Maker" by MeetingsNet, Thomas Whelan, Director of Banquets at the Boston
Convention and Exhibition Center and John B Hynes Veterans Memorial
Convention Center, has successfully planned Food and Beverage operations
for nearly 20 years. He has worked in Off Premise and On Premise Catering,
Corporate Events and Social Gatherings. Thomas has assisted in meetings
and events throughout the country, but calls Boston home. Through contract
negotiations, strikes, and thousands of events - his events always exude his
passion for guest experiences. 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
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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, The SEARCH Foundation, and is the President of
the Massachusetts Live Events Coalition.
Thomas Whelan