Spectra, the providers of venue management to the Owensboro Convention Center and the Owensboro Sportscenter, is pleased to announce some promotions and welcome new members to their Owensboro team.
Jessica Wilson Beckmann has been promoted to assistant general manager of the Owensboro Sportscenter. She was born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky, a graduate of Daviess County High School (2005), and a KWC Lady Panther Basketball Alumni (2005-2007). Beckmann 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 achieved the Certified Venue Professional (CVP) designation from the International Association of Venue Managers. She joined the team in Owensboro as the director of the Sportscenter in October of 2018. Over the past 10 years, Beckmann worked in the St. Louis area managing events at a variety of venues including a casino, convention center, ballpark and arena.
“I accepted the director role almost a year and a half ago, to gain the opportunity to invest my passion and experience in an arena that was a second home to me growing up in Owensboro,” says Beckmann. “The Owensboro Sportscenter is nostalgic for me. My family history is tied to this building, the tenants and this city. Working back in Owensboro has allowed me to reconnect with family. I enjoy seeing former coaches, teammates (and even rivals), teachers, and classmates from my school days regularly at the Sportscenter. I could not be more grateful for the promotion to assistant general manager and being welcomed back to Owensboro.”
For more info, visit OwensboroEvents.com.
The Owensboro Sportscenter, one of the city’s most historic buildings, opened in 1949. It is a multi-purpose 5,000 seat arena that hosts graduations, concerts, sporting events, tradeshows, meetings and receptions. The Owensboro Sportscenter is home to the Owensboro Thoroughbreds of the TBL (The Basketball League), Division II Kentucky Wesleyan College Panthers Men’s and Women’s Basketball of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference, and the Owensboro Catholic High School Aces Basketball. For more info, visit OwensboroSportscenter.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.