Terri Toennies recently joined the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS), bringing new strategies and more than 20 years of event marketing experience to her role as the show’s General Manager. Toennies offers her breadth of experience and leadership skills as the LAAS continues to lead the industry in innovations for manufacturers, media, and local public attendees. Prior to joining LAAS in 2012, Toennies was the president, CEO and general manager of The Oncenter, owned by SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development. Previous to her work at The Oncenter, Toennies was the general manager of the Sunset Station in San Antonio and held senior sales and operating roles at the House of Blues in both Las Vegas and New Orleans. Toennies spent the first 14 years of her career in convention services and catering for Hyatt convention hotel properties in California, Texas, Louisiana, Massachusetts and New York. Toennies’ management, marketing and sales expertise, in conjunction with her extensive history of venue management and development, will ensure that she continues to showcase the LAAS’ capabilities as an innovative corporate partner.