New chairman for McCormick Place, Navy Pier board

July 21, 2010 4:00:32 PM PDT
The head of the Museum of Science and Industry has been tapped to be the new chairman of the agency that runs McCormick Place and Navy Pier.David Mosena was selected unanimously by the interim board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority.

Mosena is a former chief of staff to Mayor Daley.

Also Wednesday, the McCormick Place general manager told the board that starting next month, all exhibitors will be able to do some of their own set-up and that rates for food and electrical service will be cut.

The changes are based on a new state law aimed at revamping convention hall operations.


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