SHAWNEE, Okla. (CelebrityAccess) — The City of Shawnee announced it has named Spectra to manage the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center.
Spectra officially took over operations of the facility, which includes 152,400 sq. ft. of exhibit space and conference center, as well as indoor and outdoor arenas, on August 1st.
“Spectra’s market reach, experience, and depth of bench make this a tremendous opportunity for Shawnee. Spectra brings new vision, broader market options and favorable economic impact to a facility seeking to reach its full potential,” Shawnee City Manager Eric Benson said. “I am continuously impressed by Spectra’s ability not only to raise the bar but to exceed expectations. This is a new era in Shawnee: one that will benefit the city, the county, and the state.”
Spectra’s Erin Stevens has been promoted to serve as the General Manager of the Heart of Oklahoma.
Stevens, who has been with Spectra for three years, comes to the exposition center from her previous role as director of finance at Spectra-managed Curry County Event Center in Clovis, NM. Erin earned her Master of Business Administration in 2014.
“We’re looking for ways to improve efficiencies across the board, whether that means optimizing corporate meetings in our new conference center or adding supplemental events surrounding our best-selling events like the International Finals Youth Rodeo,” Stevens said. “Ultimately, we want to enhance the eventgoer experience, and as a result, our event profitability.”