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by Michael C. Lowe | December 22, 2010

After six years of leading Team San Jose, the organization that runs the city's convention center and arenas, CEO Dan Fenton announced his resignation effective Jan. 31. An acting CEO has not yet been named, and Fenton will work with the board of directors through a transition process in the meantime. "I am very confident that the leadership of our senior team and community partners will continue to operate Team San Jose smoothly," said Fenton in a phone interview with M&C this week. Fenton said he had been thinking about the transition from Team San Jose for some time and that his decision was not related to the San Jose City Council's decision to announce an RFP for a new management team earlier this month. The city council's move comes after reports that Team San Jose ran over budget and is in default by $750,000. Fenton said 14 years of working with the destination, plus professional opportunities elsewhere, played a part in his decision to leave, though he hopes to continue his support for the city. "I'm committed to helping San Jose as a city, so regardless of what I'm doing, I'll always be a resource and very supportive of the destination's internal team," he said.