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Two New Hires For SMG

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (CelebrityAccess) — SMG Worldwide has announced the addition of two new hires to their venue team, with Leonard Bonacci assuming the post of the Regional Vice President of the Stadiums and Arenas Division and Patrick Talty has been named General Manager of the new Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium in Minneapolis.

Prior to joining SMG, Bonacci spent a 17 year tenure as a senior executive with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he was for directing all game day and special event management duties of Lincoln Financial Field as the Vice President of Operations. Bonacci was also responsible for the booking and event creation for ancillary events at Lincoln Financial Field, including the bidding and solicitation of events including the Army v. Navy game, NCAA Lacrosse, international soccer, and other large events.

He will be based in SMG’s corporate headquarters located in Conshohocken, PA and will report to Stadium and Arena Division Executive Vice President, Doug Thornton.

Talty joins SMG from the World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE), where he most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Live Events. There, he was part of the senior leadership team and was responsible for the global touring and event marketing of more than 420 live events annually while maintaining business operations. – Staff Writers