Chicago, IL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – Carrington Abernethy has been named general manager of House of Hope, operated by International Facilities Group. The arena is a state-of-the art family entertainment venue serving Chicagoland and northern Indiana and is home to worship services for Salem Baptist Church. There she will manage the 10,000-seat arena and will handle the booking, programming and marketing for all family-oriented events at the House of Hope.
"We are extremely pleased to have Carrington on board at the House of Hope and IFG," states Cindy Kamradt, Vice President, IFG. "With over eight years of entertainment experience, Carrington brings with her invaluable expertise in programming family-oriented events at the House of Hope."
Carrington has worked for Live Nation – Motor Sports for the past eight years, most recently as senior director of booking. There she was responsible for the day-to-day booking operations for 12 motor sports properties and over 500 performances in NFL, NHL, NBA stadiums and arenas in the top 100 US markets.
Carrington is a member of the International Association of Auditorium Managers (IAAM) and is a graduate of IAAM Ogelbay Institute.
The Salem Baptist Church is a large religious organization based in Chicago. The church, founded in 1985, has been named as one of the fastest-growing churches in the U.S. They completed construction on the House of Hope, a 10,008 seat Auditorium and Neighborhood Activity Center in 2005. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers