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Jessica Beckmann Named Director of Owensboro Sportscenter

Spectra, the providers of venue management and food services and hospitality to the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter is pleased to announce Jessica Wilson Beckmann is now the director of the Owensboro Sportscenter.

She was born and raised in Owensboro, Ky., a graduate of Daviess County High School (2005), and a KWC Lady Panther basketball alumni (2005-07). She graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelors in Business Administration, specializing in Sports Management and Marketing. She has attained the designation of Certified Event Management Expert (CEME), is a Graduate of Venue Management School (VMS), and recently received the Certified Venue Professional (CVP) designation from the International Association of Venue Managers.

Beckmann has spent the last 10 years in the St. Louis area managing events at a variety of venues including a casino, convention center, ballpark and arena. She joined Spectra Venue Management at Chaifetz Arena in 2015. In her three years with Spectra, she has worked with clients such as the St. Louis Sports Commission, the Olympic Committees, NCAA, AEG and LiveNation.

“The Owensboro Sportscenter is nostalgic for me,” says Beckmann. “I look out the window of my new office and I can see where my grandfather, Bullet Wilson, KWC Hall of Famer, coached. Like many others, I grew up on the sidelines of this arena in the heyday of the Ray Harper and Bruce Pearl rivalry.  My family history is tied to this building, the tenants and this city. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be back home to help grow the Sportscenter and continue to bring a number of new events to the facility.”

For more info, visit OwensboroEvents.com.

Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: venue management, food services & hospitality and partnerships. For more info, visit SpectraExperiences.com.

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