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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
Accounting Manager Steve Haught
Event and Guest Services Manager Jodi Hummert
Lead Engineer Bob Rodgers
Lead Utility Rich Gaskill
Operations and Event Coordinator Mike Jones
Sodexo Sports and Leisure (food service)  
General Manager Jon Crayton
Director of Operations Randy Kaplan
Catering Manager Amanda Montgomery
Concessions Manager Josh Finley
Retail Manager Carl Staten
ISS Facility Services (housekeeping)  
Site Manager Shawn Breit
Landmark Event Staffing Services  
Event Manager Ben Walker