PHILADELPHIA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Larry Hovick, GM of the American Royal Center and Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, has been promoted to
regional vice president by Global Spectrum COO John Page.
In addition to his GM duties, Hovick will also oversee the day-to-day operations for additional Global Spectrum-managed venues, including the Fargodome in Fargo, ND; the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, CO; and Spartan Stadium on the campus of San Jose State University in San Jose, CA.
He will also play a significant role in securing additional events for all Global Spectrum-managed facilities throughout the United States and Canada, as
well as assisting in the acquisition of new accounts for the company.
"Larry has done a remarkable job with show promoters, artists and talent buyers to increase the number of scheduled events at Kemper Arena and he has
established solid marketing campaigns, promotional support and continues to bring new business to Kansas City," said Page. "With his wealth of experience and his leadership abilities, Larry has proven that he can have a positive effect on the success of other accounts as our company continues its rapid growth."
Hovick joined Global Spectrum and American Royal Center in 2003 after 10 years with the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Kansas City. He also spent four years (l989-93) as a touring production manager for several national and international tours, including Bad Company and Damn Yankees, as well as MC Hammer and Vince Neil. Hovick also was a touring lighting designer (l982-88) with Diana Ross, Ozzy Osborne, Jimmy Page and Bad Company. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner