West Conshohocken, PA (September 9, 2013) — SMG is pleased to announce that, effective today, President and CEO Wes Westley has reorganized its domestic lines of business in order to provide greater focus and oversight. Effective with this reorganization, Gregg Caren has been promoted to Executive Vice President for convention and exhibition centers, and Doug Thornton has been promoted to Executive Vice President for stadiums and arenas.
Both of these executives bring substantial knowledge and experience to their divisions. Their significant expertise will contribute greatly to the growth and success of these business lines. In their new capacities, Gregg and Doug will be responsible for the operation of their specific divisions and will report directly to Mr. Westley.
Additionally, at this time, SMG announces the promotions of Bob McClintock to COO of convention centers reporting to Gregg Caren; Harry Cann and Joe Romano to Senior Vice President for stadiums and arenas reporting to Doug Thornton; and Gary McAneney to Senior Vice President Finance reporting to John Burns, CFO.
“All of these moves strengthen SMG’s position in our lines of business, recognize and reward deserving executives, and position SMG to move forward positively into our bright and exciting future,” said Westley.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com