Wes Westley, President and CEO
Wes has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SMG since 1994, and has been with the company for 24 years. During his tenure, the number of facilities managed by SMG has increased sevenfold. Under Wes’ direction, the company was reorganized to focus on convention centers and stadiums/arenas as distinct business lines. Later, the need for a third business line for theaters was recognized and added. The European and Latin American Divisions were established to recognize the special needs and features of each market. Additionally, Wes has guided the company through the expansion of SAVOR, SMG’s premier food and beverage Division. Prior to being named President and CEO, Wes served SMG as Executive Vice President of Finance and Development, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is a Certified Public Accountant and served with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam.
Maureen Ginty, Executive Vice President – Marketing Services and Human Resources
Maureen has been with SMG for 24 years, and during that time her role has consistently expanded. In 2008, she was named to her present position of Executive Vice President, Marketing Services and Human Resources. In this role, Maureen oversees the Corporate Communications Department, Public Relations, Advertising, Production/Presentation Development Services and Human Resources. Prior to this, Maureen served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. She joined SMG in 1991 as Vice President of Human Resources. Maureen is a member of various industry organizations, including the International Association of Venue Managers, and is a 2013 recipient of Venues Today Magazine’s Women of Influence Award.
John Burns, CFO and Executive Vice President
John is responsible for financial reporting, internal control systems, treasury, and tax functions, as well as the risk management and information technology departments of the Company. John started his SMG career in 1982 working in the finance department at one of the world’s most active and successful arenas. Since joining SMG’s corporate office in 1989 as Director of Finance, John’s role has continually expanded to include oversight of all finance and administrative functions. He also serves as the Company’s contract administrator for all major venue and food service agreements. A native Philadelphian, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University and is a Certified Public Accountant.