OAK VIEW GROUP has expanded its management group for AUSTIN, TX’s MOODY CENTER, a brand new $338 million, state-of-the-art, privately-funded area, by hiring TRUDES SWEETEN as VP Events and SETH BAILEY as VP Technology. Both will assume their new roles instantly and can report back to OVG ARENA and STADIUM ALLIANCE SVP and MOODY CENTER GM JEFF NICKLER and OVG AUSTIN VP/MOODY CENTER AGM CASEY SPARKS.
Said NICKLER, “Since day one, our objective has been to construct a gifted and dynamic management group at MOODY CENTER. Collectively, TRUES and SETH each carry over three many years of high-caliber area, occasion administration, and stay leisure expertise to our group. I’m sure they’ll each complement and contribute to the tradition we’re constructing at OVG AUSTIN.”
As VP Events, SWEETEN will oversee and supply management to the occasions division, which is chargeable for overseeing, planning, coordinating all occasions held at MOODY CENTER. She was beforehand AGM at EL PASO LIVE and spent 10 years as Director Of Events with the BCK CENTER and COX CONVENTION CENTER in TULSA, OK.
Commented SWEETEN, “MOODY CENTER is without doubt one of the most unusual initiatives I’ve been part of. I do know AUSTIN has been ready a very long time for a venue like this and I’m excited to carry that imaginative and prescient into actuality.”
As VP/Technology, BAILEY will oversee and supply strategic plans for all facility applied sciences inside MOODY CENTER. Prior to becoming a member of OVG, Bailey was Director Of Technology on the BOK CENTER & COX BUSINESS CONVENTION CENTER in TULSA, OK, the place he oversaw all aspects of facility expertise together with video manufacturing and IT departments.
Noted BAILEY, “I’m very lucky to affix such a powerful group right here in AUSTIN lead by leaders like JEFF and CASEY. The tradition that OAK VIEW GROUP has already constructed right here is unbelievable to be part of. To be capable of have all that and to have the ability to try this in a world-class metropolis like AUSTIN is a dream come true.”
Debuting in APRIL 2022, MOODY CENTER is ready to host THE WEEKND, JUSTIN BIEBER, JOHN MAYER for 2 nights and THE KILLER, with extra main bulletins rolling out later this yr. It may also be residence to TEXAS males’s and ladies’s basketball groups, graduations, in addition to college, highschool, and different occasions for the native AUSTIN group.