SMG Announces Hiring of Jason Gibson as Director of Event Services at INTRUST Bank Arena
(Wichita, Kan.) – The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena is excited to announce the hiring of Jason Gibson as Director of Event Services. Gibson began in his role on Aug. 10, 2015.
Gibson comes to SMG with considerable industry experience, having previously worked for Feld Entertainment in multiple capacities for more than 18 years. Most recently serving as the General Manager of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Jason oversaw the welfare and travel of 120 cast and crew members touring the United States, maintained the safety program per OSHA regulations and was responsible for security of the tour and coordinated efforts with local, state and federal authorities weekly.
“The Director of Event Services position is a key role and we’re exceptionally confident in Jason’s ability to keep moving INTRUST Bank Arena forward as one of the nation’s leading facilities in safety, security and guest experience,” said SMG General Manager, AJ Boleski. “Jason’s wealth of knowledge from the touring side of the industry and passion for the live entertainment industry will be remarkable assets for our arena. We’re thrilled to welcome him into the SMG family.”
In his role as Director of Event Services, Gibson will lead and oversee the Arena’s security, event management and guest services teams. Gibson will be responsible for directing, supervising and scheduling event coordination and services, event staffing, security, crowd and risk management, police, fire and safety personnel, and ADA compliance. Other responsibilities include ensuring all codes, laws, policies, safety precautions, regulations and emergency procedures are followed and developing, implementing and training staff on emergency procedures.