Move of the Month
Joan Roebuck-Carter (pictured) will join the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on June 3 as senior vice president of institutional advancement. Roebuck-Carter for eight years was senior director of development and institutional support at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, also in Philadelphia. Before working in development, Roebuck-Carter worked in television production, starting in TV news in Pittsburgh and later serving as senior associate producer at “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” She moved into arts fundraising at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1998. The move follows the announcement by Nancy Newman, Mann executive vice president, that after 20 years she would step down from her position in the summer.
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland hired Brooke Bockelman as vice president of booking. Bockelman was director of booking for Columbus Arena Sports & Entertainment.
SMG named Joe Giordano assistant general manager of BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Giordano has been director of booking for the venue since 2016.
SMG-operated Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kan., promoted Christy Kerekes to box office manager for Select-A-Seat.
Ticketing provider Saffire hired Don Orris as chief commercial officer. Orris has held executive roles with Ticketmaster, Outbox Enterprises (now Axs) and Etix and spent the past four years as a private consultant.
Solotech named Paul Owen general manager of its Nashville office. Owen has spent more than 40 years in the audiovisual and entertainment industry and drove the 2016 opening and subsequent expansion of the Nashville office.
Jim Renne joined Jones Lang LaSalle as senior vice president and national director of its sports and entertainment division. Renne was a principal and design director at Rossetti.
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hired Josh Rooney as chief revenue officer and Teresa Guy as director of sales, bookings and partnerships.
Center Theatre Group named Meghan Pressman managing director and CEO. Pressman joins the organization from Washington, D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.
Taylor Stevens joined LiveStyle as director of business development for concert and festival promoter All My Friends.
The NBA’s Golden State Warriors named Kim Stone the first general manager of San Francisco’s Chase Center, which will open later this year. Stone was executive vice president of business development for the Miami Heat and AmericanAirlines Arena.