OVG360, the provider of Venue Management to the Owensboro Convention Center and Owensboro Sportscenter, is pleased to announce that Jeff Esposito is joining the team on May 25, 2022, as the new General Manager, replacing Laura Alexander, who recently took a new position with OVG360 in Lexington.
Mr. Esposito is an accomplished executive with decades of experience leading successful event facilities. He recently served as the Executive Director of the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities in Gillette, Wyoming, where he provided leadership for the City and County funded 1,100-acre mixed-use facility with 900-seat performing arts theater, 230,000 sq. ft. convention space, 1,600 RV sites, equine facilities, ice arena, racetrack, and grandstand. His accomplishments while there included modernizing the policies, procedures, and operations of this multi-use facility to current industry standards and bringing new high impact business into the local market.
“I’m beyond excited to join the incredible team at the Owensboro Convention Center and to work with local stakeholders to serve this vibrant community,” said Mr. Esposito.
Prior to leading the team in Gillette, Mr. Esposito was employed as the Co-Manager at Walmart Stores in Erie, Pennsylvania, where he directed the management team of a retail super-center. From 2008-2016, he served as General Manager of the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.
“We are delighted to have Jeff coming to Owensboro to lead the OVG360 team. Known in the industry as a results-oriented, decisive leader, we are confident he will continue to cement the Owensboro Convention Center and Sportscenter as the place in the Commonwealth to host conferences and events which provides a significant economic impact to our community,” commented Nate Pagan, City of Owensboro’s City Manager.
“We could not be more excited to add Jeff to our team,” stated Dave Anderson, Regional Vice President for OVG360. “His over 25-year track record in the convention industry and his distinctive leadership approach position him as the perfect person to run the Owensboro Convention Center.”
Mr. Esposito holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Specialized Studies from Edinboro University, Pennsylvania, and he is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers.