Dan Hepler joined the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority as associate director of convention sales, focusing on markets in Chicago and the Midwest.
He previously was senior account manager for the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
He also worked 14 years in the hospitality industry with Holiday Inn Worldwide and JHM Hotels in Orlando.
Hepler attended the University of Pennsylvania at Clarion.
After the FTC lent approval on June 26, the $17.3 billion merger is still subject to various closing conditions, including a review from the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission; that’s set for July 8.