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About Staff

The Petersen Events Center is proud to be a SMG-managed facility.  SMG, the world’s largest privately owned building management company, has partnered with the University of Pittsburgh to provide professional management and to ensure that the facility is operated as a first-class entertainment venue, while supporting the University’s main philosophy of athletics and academics.

SMG, based in Philadelphia, operates over 160 facilities worldwide, including arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, and other recreational facilities. Visit the SMG Web site for complete company information.

SMG Management  
General Manager Scott Michaels
Director of Operations Anthony Smith
Operations Manager John Fleck
Accounting Manager Steve Haught
Event and Guest Services Manager Jodi Hummert
Lead Utility Rich Gaskill
Sodexo (Food Service)  
General Manager Jon Crayton
Director of Operations Amanda Davis
Executive Chef Mike Rogers
Catering Supervisor Corey Demery
Catering Supervisor Laura Baker
Concessions Manager Josh Finley
ISS Facility Services (Housekeeping)  
Site Manager Bob Finley
Landmark Event Staffing Services  
Event Manager Jake Bartlett