June 3, 2016
News for Anime Matsuri 2017:
Anime Matsuri hires former SPJA CEOby Patrick Delahanty, Executive Producer, AnimeCons.com and FanCons.com
On Tuesday, Anime Matsuri posted a statement on their web site announcing that Marc Perez, former Chairman and CEO for Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), the parent company for Anime Expo, has been hired as Chief Operating Officer of Anime Matsuri.
As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Perez will oversee several department divisions and report directly to Anime Matsuri's convention chairman, Deneice Leigh.
Anime News Network reported that Mr. Perez left the SPJA on April 7th. He had worked with the SPJA for 12 years and took over as CEO in 2010 after the former CEO, Michael Lattanzio, stepped down.