September 11, 2009
News for Anime Expo 2010:
SPJA announces new President and Chief Executive Officer
Anaheim, California (September 8, 2009) -- The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) announces Mr. Michael Lattanzio as President and Chief Executive Officer for the organization that oversees the nation's largest Anime and Manga convention Anime Expo®. More information can be found on the website www.spja.org.
Mr. Lattanzio is a dynamic and innovative executive who has held leadership roles with top caliber companies such as Universal Studios, Inc, Universal Studios Japan, NBC Universal, and Westfield, LLC. He has earned a BS degree in Business Management and has also attained an MBA in Executive Management. "I look forward to working with an energetic Board of Directors, a talented managerial team, passionate staff and volunteer members, and all affiliated Anime and Manga entities. I plan to build on past successes and lead this extraordinary organization to new heights. The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation has certainly made a name for itself attracting millions of Anime and Manga enthusiasts. We will continue to deliver at the highest level, globalize our brands, establish new partnerships, and be recognized by the Anime and Manga population as the leader in our industry," states Mr. Lattanzio.
As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lattanzio will oversee the strategic vision of the SPJA, day-to-day operations, and the development of Anime Expo®-the nation's largest Anime/Manga convention that serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/comics industry.
About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property -- Anime Expo®. More information can be found at its website www.spja.org.
About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation‚s largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2010 will be held July 1 - July 4, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website www.anime-expo.org.