The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center has named a new director of finance. This new employee will develop and administer accounting policies and procedures, as well as direct daily financial services functions and financial reporting.
Heddy Wei comes to New Orleans from the Dallas Convention Center. As their financial services manager, she oversaw the budget, financial reporting, contracts, procurement, exhibit services, and financial management on the Dallas Convention Center’s hotel project. She previously held the position of senior budget analyst before being promoted to department manager.
Wei, a certified public accountant, has extensive experience in government and non-profit accounting. She served in a management capacity for the Street Services Department of Dallas and the Dallas County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center.
In addition to being a certified public accountant, Wei holds a Master of Science in Accounting, a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is active in industry organizations including the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), where she currently serves on the Budget and Financial committee. She is a member of the Dallas CPA Society, the Texas Association of Certified Public Accountants, and serves on the board of the Deferred Compensation 401(k) and 457 Plan Board of Trustees, City of Dallas.