September 29, 2004
Dallas has rehired Frank Poe as its director of convention and event services, with the responsibility of running the Dallas Convention Center. Poe previously held the position from 1991 to '97. Since then, he has been running Alabama's Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Authority. In the spirit of full disclosure, it has been revealed that when Poe takes over the job in December, he will be making a salary of $137,500, plus $20,000 a year in incentive pay based on performance goals and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau will add $450 a month for a car allowance. Dallas has been searching for someone to fill the position for two years.