SMG Promotes Christine Pileckas to Director of Booking and Marketing
(Wichita, Kan.) – SMG announced today the promotion of Christine Pileckas to Director of Booking & Marketing for INTRUST Bank Arena. Pileckas has served as the Arena’s Director of Sales & Marketing since 2012 and Marketing Manager since 2010.
“Christine has been an instrumental part of our team at INTRUST Bank Arena since 2010 and has been a valuable part of our success,” said SMG General Manager, A.J. Boleski. “She has provided tremendous leadership and knowledge in her role as Director of Sales & Marketing while exemplifying an ability to excel in other areas of the venue management industry, including cultivating positive relationships with promoters. We’re excited to announce this new role for her.”
As Director of Booking & Marketing, Pileckas will continue to lead the marketing department while also assuming new booking responsibilities. In her new role, Christine will strengthen the Arena’s relationships with promoters and agents in an effort to increase the overall number of concerts and events and assist in developing new programming for INTRUST Bank Arena.
While at INTRUST Bank Arena, Pileckas has received the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) 30 Under 30 Award in 2016, was named an Inaugural Amplify Arena Week All-Star in 2016, received the Venues Today Generation Next Award in 2014, was nominated for a Venues Today Hall of Headlines Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015, and has received multiple awards and accolades for her social media and public relations efforts. Christine also serves on the Event & Arena Marketing Conference Planning Committee.
Pileckas joined SMG Wichita in November 2010. Prior to SMG, she worked for Spectra Venue Management, formerly Global Spectrum, in Trenton, N.J. Pileckas graduated from West Chester University (West Chester, Pa.) in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.