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SMG Welcomes Nathaniel Porter as Director of Event Services at INTRUST Bank Arena

The SMG-managed INTRUST Bank Arena is excited to announce the hiring of Nathaniel Porter as Director of Event Services. Nathaniel began in his role on Jan. 22, 2018.

Most recently, Porter served as Senior Event Services Manager at the SMG-managed BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. While at the BOK Center, he managed all events from post-booking through completion including Katy Perry, Garth Brooks, George Strait and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Porter returns to INTRUST Bank Arena after serving as Premium Sales and Service Manager and Event Coordinator from 2010 to 2012.

In his role as Director of Event Services, Porter will oversee the Arena’s Event Services department, in-house security and EMS personnel. Porter will also develop and implement procedures to guarantee all codes, laws, precautions, ordinances, policies and regulations are followed throughout the arena. Other responsibilities include conducting crowd management, safety, severe weather and other pertinent trainings for all staff.

“We’re excited to welcome Nathaniel back to INTRUST Bank Arena in this new capacity as Director of Event Services,” said SMG General Manager, AJ Boleski. “Nathaniel’s vast experience in the industry will provide a great asset to the team as we continue to make the safety and security of the arena a top priority.”

Porter earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.


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