Kerry Painter to serve on Region 6 IAVM Board

(Tulsa, Okla.) May 3, 2016 – Kerry Painter, Assistant General Manager for Cox Business Center, was recently named as International Association of Venue Managers’ Region 6 Assistant Director. As Region 6 Assistant Director, Kerry will serve on the Region 6 board. She will assist with business meetings, address issues brought forth by members, assist in planning the Region 6 2018 Conference, and will begin serving as Region 6 Director in July 2018.

“I have been in this industry for more than 30 years,” said Painter. “ Throughout, IAVM has been my foundation. From life-long colleague connections to sector educational opportunities, schools and next jobs, I have relied on the association to help shape my professional life. Regions are a chance to reach those who may not have had the ability to enjoy all the offerings available and together we make the whole so much stronger.” Painter continued, “I am honored to be asked, excited to be given a chance to serve our industry in a different way and commit to supporting our region fully.”

Jeff Nickler, General Manager of Cox Business Center and BOK Center said, “We are proud of Kerry’s accomplishments in our industry and at Cox Business Center. This recognition by IAVM for our district is another compliment to her abilities and willingness to serve”.

Region 6 is comprised of approximately 700 professional and allied members of IAVM and is the largest geographical region of IAVM. It covers Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and Mexico.

Kerry Painter
Assistant General Manager

Cox Business Center

About Cox Business Center:
Cox Business Center, formerly Tulsa Convention Center, is a 310,625 square-foot facility hosting an 8,900 seat arena with event suites, Oklahoma’s largest ballroom, 34 meeting rooms, and a 102,600 square-foot, column-free exhibit hall. Cox Business Center is managed by SMG the world leader in venue management, marketing and development and owned by the City of Tulsa. In fiscal year 2014-15, the economic impact of events held at the CBC was more than $33 million.

About SMG:
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