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Spectra Announces New Hire and Promotions for the Owensboro Convention Center and Owensboro Sportscenter

Spectra, the providers of Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter is pleased to announce some promotions and welcome a new member to their Owensboro team.

Executive Chef Matthew Dewalt joins the Owensboro team from another Spectra Venue, Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA.  A graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, he has over 18 years of experience, including country clubs, restaurants and the Ritz Carlton. “His menu planning skills, management style, and teaching abilities will be a great asset,” stated Spectra Food and Beverage Director Mark Pruett.  “We look forward to his ideas, creativeness, and cooking techniques to help elevate the Convention Center and Sportscenter to a higher level.”


Natalie Russell has been promoted to Sales Manager.  A graduate of the University of Kentucky, she has been with Spectra since 2015.  Most recently as the Sales and Marketing Coordinator, she became the Event Producer for the two largest signature self-promoted expos the Convention Center produces – Kraftucky in November and the Your Perfect Day Wedding Show in January.  Her new role will also include booking consumer and trade shows.  Natalie is excited to bring new events to Owensboro and to continue to grow the existing expos.


Mallori Betz joined the Spectra team as an Event Manager in July of 2017 and has been promoted to Wedding Sales Coordinator.  A graduate of IUPUI, Mallori has 5 years of event experience, most of which has been driven by the wedding industry.  She previously worked as a Day of Wedding Coordinator in Indianapolis, IN and says, “It is truly an honor to be part of a couple’s wedding day!”

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