Greenville, S.C. | September 22, 2014 – The Greenville Arena District is pleased to announce that Roger Newton, President and General Manager of the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, has been nominated for the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s 2014 Venue Executive of the Year Award.
The International Entertainment Buyers Association is the leading non-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals. Founded in 1970, IEBA provides networking opportunities and continuing education to its members to strengthen relationships, foster growth and increase revenue for the live entertainment industry.
Winners of the 2014 Venue Executive of the Year Award will be announced at the IEBA Honors & Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, September 30th at 8pm in the CMA Theatre at The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
Roger Newton has been in the facility management industry since he received his Master’s Degree in 1977 from the Ohio University Sports Administration-Facility Management Program. He has served as the manager of numerous arenas, civic centers, theatres, stadiums and convention centers throughout his career including management of the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota, the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami, the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York, and Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. He has been with the Greenville Arena District since 2005.
“We are very proud that Roger has been nominated by his peers in the entertainment business for the IEBA’s Executive of the Year Award,” said Buddy Dyer, chairman of the Greenville Arena District Board of Directors. “He’s provided leadership at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena for nearly 10 years and this nomination is a true testament to his professional expertise.”
For more information on the Bon Secours Wellness Arena visit, https://bonsecoursarena.com.
ABOUT THE BON SECOURS WELLNESS ARENA
Located in Greenville, SC, the Bon Secours Wellness Arena is a 15,000-seat sports and entertainment arena that hosts live events including family shows, sporting events, concerts, minor league hockey, seminars and conventions. Club seats, party suites and luxury suites with premium concierge services are available in the arena. The Bon Secours Wellness Arena is managed by the Greenville Arena District.