Joyce Leveston.

Joyce Leveston  has been hired as general manager of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and will join the Boston organization July 16.

She will oversee the authority's overall business operations teams and contract partners at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Hynes Convention Center and Lawn On D.

Leveston is director of convention services at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., where she has overseen events such as presidential inaugural balls and the Republican National Convention.

Leveston's previous stops include the San Diego Convention Center, the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston and the Miami Beach Convention Center.