Casey Sparks helped open BOK Center in 2008 as marketing director.

She replaces Jeff Nickler at Tulsa arena as well as Cox Business Center

Casey Sparks will be taking over as general manager at Tulsa’s BOK Center and Cox Business Center, replacing longtime GM Jeff Nickler, who moved to OVG Facilities last year.

Sparks opened the SMG-managed BOK Center in 2008 as marketing director, left for a position with Red Light Management in 2010, and returned to BOK Center in 2014 as assistant general manager.

Sparks began her career at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, S.C., and also worked at San Antonio’s 18,500-seat AT&T Center and Pensacola Bay Center in Florida.