Wes Westley, President and CEO
Wes has served as President and CEO of SMG for 23 years and has been with the company for 26 years. During his tenure, he has increased the number of facilities managed by SMG sevenfold. Under his direction, the company was reorganized to focus on convention centers and stadiums/arenas as distinct entities. The European Division was established to recognize the special needs and features of that market. Wes has previously served 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 is a 26-year veteran of SMG, previously serving as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, in which she also oversaw the Corporate Communications Department. She was named EVP of Human Resources and Marketing Services and added Public Relations, Advertising, Presentation Development Services, and Meeting and Event Production Departments to her responsibilities. Maureen joined SMG in 1991 as Vice President of Human Resources. Maureen is a member of various industry organizations, including IAVM, and is a 2013 recipient of Venues Today’s Women of Influence Award.
John Burns, CFO and Executive Vice President
A 35-year veteran of SMG, 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. Prior to joining SMG, John was a manager at KPMG.