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SMG's Lynn Carlotto, Wesley Cullen Honored as 2014 Women of Influence
Lynn Carlotto, General Manager of the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario and Wesley Cullen, General Manager of the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico have been honored as Women of Influence for 2014 by Venues Today Magazine. The prestigious award celebrates women who have proven themselves as mentors and leaders in the sports, entertainment, and meetings industries.
Carlotto, a 20 years veteran of venue management, has held key management positions in all three public sports and entertainment venues in Connecticut. She currently serves as General Manager for SMG Canada's Rogers K-Rock Centre. She has also served as GM of New England's largest theatre, Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn.
Cullen joined SMG and Coliseo de Puerto Rico in 2006 as Director of Events and has been General Manager since 2009. She was recently recognized by Caribbean Business as one of the Puerto Rico's "40 under 40" and is very active in the community. She founded and heads the nonprofit organization Super Positivo, dedicated to keeping the beaches clean in Puerto Rico. During the fall of 2011, she became an Adjunct Professor at the Universidad del Este and enjoyed her first teaching experience with the course "Advanced Special Events Planning."
SMG President and CEO, Wes Westley said, "We are very pleased to see the recognition given to these two hardworking executives. SMG is fortunate to have so many excellent female professionals among us. I, along with all of their SMG colleagues, congratulate both Lynn and Wesley and wish them continued success."
A profile of both Cullen and Carlotto will be included in the July issue of Venues Today.
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 15 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.5 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 130 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.
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