It's hard to believe that a man who spent 11 years traveling the world would trade it in for a suburban commute in Virginia. But that's what Bruce McIntosh, CHA, has done. “And I love it,” he says.

McIntosh, a hotel development and management specialist with extensive international experience, is the new vice president and general manager of the National Conference Center. The former Xerox Document University in Leesburg, Va., the NCC recently emerged from a $29 million improvement campaign. So far, it has seen a 35 percent increase in business over 2001.

The NCC is the largest conference center of its kind in the United States. It features state-of-the-art technology, 950 accommodations in three categories (managed by ARAMARK Harrison Lodging), and 250 flexible meeting rooms, including a 4,000-square-foot conference and exhibit hall.