Taken from IAVM.
The Venue Education Award acknowledges allied organizations, venues, and academic institutions that demonstrate active student involvement, excel in available educational opportunities as well as demonstrate leadership in education. The award also honors individuals who are actively involved in the education and continuous development of the venue management industry.
This year, SMG Tulsa provided local students real-world venue management experience through its internship and volunteer programs. Moreover, through its sponsorship of a local literary program, SMG Tulsa has assisted in bringing the world of reading to the lives of the approximately 5,000 area elementary students through live theater productions and teacher study guides.
“We couldn’t be more honored to accept an award related to our efforts to spread education and teachable moments to our staff and local school children,” said Kerry Painter, CFE, CMP, CEM. “We are a company who has written education, mentoring, and constant learning into our core values.”