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San Antonio, San Diego and Seattle Welcome New General Managers

Edlen welcomes Jaleh Browder, Daniel Pete and celebrates the promotion of Rae Podrebarac

Anna Fedosseeva

07/17/2019 | Posted in Human Interest

Edlen has welcomed two new General Managers in to its family: Jaleh Browder has joined the San Diego team and Daniel Pete joined the San Antonio office.

Rae Podrebarac has been promoted to Assistant General Manager in the Seattle office. She will now oversee all of Edlen’s day-to-day operations at the Washington State Convention Center.

Jaleh Browder

A 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Jaleh Browder has extensive experience in tradeshow & events project management, having previously worked as an Event Sales & Marketing Manager, an Exhibitor Services Manager at GES, Facility & Catering Sales Manager at the San Diego Convention Center and an Operations/Project Manager for Sparks Exhibits. She is a member of the San Diego Chapter of the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE), MPI, IAEE and PCMA.

In 2019, Jaleh proudly joined Edlen in the position of General Manager to support the San Diego Team with day-to-day operations management. The majority of her duties include managing all aspects of Edlen business in the San Diego branch while overseeing staff and assisting the Team with coordinating temporary utility services for all venue event activity.

Jaleh enjoys volunteering and mentoring youth in the San Diego community. She is involved with Junior Achievement, the Boy Scouts of America and Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego, where she serves as a community leader heading up numerous programs. She appreciates family time spent outdoors close to the beach.

Daniel Pete

Daniel Pete has over ten years of event production/management experience, spending time managing promotional events for NBC affiliate KSL5 News in Salt Lake City. He spent five years producing 5K running events all over the US, Canada and Australia, travelling to events almost every weekend throughout the year. He was the Marketing and Events Manager for the Cache County Event Center, and served an Event Sales Manager for the Kansas City Chiefs.

At Edlen, Daniel oversees all day-to-day operations of the San Antonio branch.

In his free time, Daniel enjoys being with his kids, hiking and camping. He has visited 48 states, with only North Dakota and Maine left to go.

Rae Podrebarac

Prior to joining Edlen, Rae Podrebarac ran conventions and events across the country as both an event manager and a booth manager. She also did a stint in corporate training for an international game company.

In 2010 Rae joined the Edlen team as an Event Manager, and has been promoted three times to end up in her current position as an Assistant General Manager for the Seattle branch. In 2015 the Washington State Convention Center asked her to spearhead the new Exhibitor Services Department, and she still manages three full-time team members in that department in addition to leading local training and development initiatives.

When she’s not on the job, Rae enjoys playing video games, spending time with her husband and greyhounds, reading Japanese comics, and traveling the world in search of new adventures.

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