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Oppenheim to Succeed Beckelman at Reno-Sparks CVA

Trade Show Executive
February 24, 2006
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Reno, NV - Ellen Oppenheim will head up  the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) as  president/CEO. She succeeds Jeff Beckelman  who was at the helm of  the RSCVA for the past three years and left in September to become  president and CEO of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority. Oppenheim  recently held several high-level positions with the City of San Diego. She has also been director of conventions, cultural and visitors for the City of San Jose; vice-president/general manager of GES Exposition Services in South San Francisco; and Associate Dean of Students at Stanford University. Reach Ellen at (775) 827-7600 or

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