Craig Liston has been named general manager of the Knoxville Convention Center. Most recently he was chief financial officer of Exerton, LLC, a St. Louis startup company. Previously, he was GM of the Grand Center convention center and Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI.
"I look forward to working with the staff in helping the mayor and the people of Knoxville capitalize on this outstanding convention center facility," said Liston. "I plan to use all my experience to make this an important asset for the city and region." — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner