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Pollard named director of catering operations for The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort

Andrew Pollard has been named director of catering operations at The Renaissance World Golf VillageResort and Convention Center in Jacksonville/St. Augustine. In his new position he is responsible for overseeing the operations for banquets and events at the AAA Four-Diamond Northeast Florida resort, which together with the adjacent World Golf Hall of Fame is the largest combination hotel and convention center between Atlanta and Orlando, with 101,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

Prior to joining The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center, Pollard served for three years as the Director of Events at the AAA Four-Diamond Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel and Spa in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In that position, he led the operations for such prestigious events as The World Creativity Forum which had 4,500 attendees, and The United States Conference of Mayors. Prior to that position, he served as Catering Service Manager at Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He may be reached at

“We are very pleased that Andrew will now be overseeing catering operations at The Renaissance Resort,” said Jeffrey Oliasami, the resort’s general manager. “His creativity, attention-to-detail, leadership, great rapport with meeting professionals and guests, and his ability to produce incredible banquets and events make him the perfect person for the position. I had the good fortune of working with Andrew when I was the general manager at The Renaissance Oklahoma City, and also when I was the hotel general manager at Sawgrass Marriott, and he does an exceptional job. Meeting planners and event specialists will just love working with Andrew.”

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