JACKSONVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Larry Wilson has been bumped to the post of General Manager for SMG in Jacksonville, where he will oversee the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, the Prime Osborn Convention Center and the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.
Larry Wilson comes to Jacksonville from the John Paul Jones Arena, in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he served as the Regional General Manager overseeing day to day operations of the John Paul Jones Arena, the Paramount Theater and the Meadows Events Center (Virginia State Fair). Wilson managed the pre-opening phase of the John Paul Jones Arena, which opened in 2006.
Wilson is a graduate of Oglebay Facility Management School and the University of Memphis and has been with SMG since 1994. Wilson has been involved in the opening of six buildings over his 15 year career.
Prior to John Paul Jones Arena, Wilson was the General Manager of the Richmond Coliseum. He also served as the Assistant GM of the Century Tel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. Wilson has held several positions for SMG including Director Event Services and Convention Sales at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville and as Event Services Manager at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
Wilson will be up-and-running in Jacksonville beginning March 16, to assist with the 2010 NCAA Men's First and Second Round Basketball Tournament. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers