The Greenville Arena District, political subdivision of the State of South Carolina, which owns and operates the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, has started the new fiscal year with three new board members: Michael Allen, Neetu Patel and Jimmy Pittman. “The Greenville Arena District is excited to gain Michael, Neetu and Jimmy as its newest board members. The value they will bring to the board with their extensive knowledge in the architectural enhancements, service industry and procurement process will help further our board for years to come” says Dante Russo, Board Chairman of the Greenville Arena District.
Michael Allen is a Registered Architect with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, with over 17 years of experience. He studied Architecture Design at Clemson University, where he was also a 4-year Football Letter winner. After his college football career, Michael played semi-professional football which included the former Greenville Rhinos. Michael’s primary role with McMillan Pazdan Smith is designing Sports Facilities and operating as a new business development manager across the Southeast.
Neetu Patel is the Vice President of Operations for Sycamore Investment Group where he leads the operations teams for the Home2 Suites Greenville Downtown and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Mr. Patel was born and raised in Greenville and is a graduate of The University of South Carolina with degrees in Finance and HR Management. Prior to joining Sycamore Investment Group, Mr. Patel was the Sr. Operations Officer for the Office of the Executive Vice President for the American Red Cross in Washington D.C. Since returning to Greenville, Mr. Patel is actively involved in the Greenville community and currently serves on several boards, including the American Red Cross – Greenville Chapter, VisitGreenvilleSC, Euphoria, and the City of Greenville Accommodations Tax Committee.
Jimmy Pittman is a native of Greenville, South Carolina and is a graduate of Clemson University. He was employed by Daniel Construction for over 27 years. Mr. Pittman currently owns Maintainit, Ltd., a facility management and maintenance services company. The company is based in Greenville and has operations throughout the upstate. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of Regent Bank of South Carolina, the Board of Directors of Woodruff Corporate Center, and the Board of Visitors at Clemson University.