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SMG Adds Three New VPs

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Venue management specialists SMG have named three new Regional Vice Presidents to its Stadium and Arena Division. The new Regional VPs are John Bolton, General Manager of the BOK Center and Cox Business Center in Tulsa; Gregg Olson, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Portland Trail Blazers; and Larry Wilson, former General Manager of the City of Jacksonville’s SMG-managed facilities (EverBank Field and others).

The appointments are part of the reorganization of SMG’s executive structure and all three of the newly appointed VPS will report to Doug Thornton, Executive Vice President of the Stadium and Arena Division.

John Bolton previously served as the General Manager of SMG's venues in Tulsa – the BOK Center and the Cox Business Center – since 2007. Olson joins SMG from the Portland Trail Blazers organization, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and he will be based on SMG's New Orleans offices. Wilson will continue to operate in the Jacksonville market, where he previously served as General Manager for SMG facilities including the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, the Prime Osborn Convention Center and the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. – Staff Writers