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Chris Kibler Nominated For Women of Influence Award

Chris Kibler, SMG Assistant General Manager and Director of Finance for INTRUST Bank Arena, was nominated by Venues Today Magazine for their annual Women of Influence Award. The award honors five professional women for their contribution to the live entertainment industry. Considered to be one of Venue Today’s most prestigious honors, the Women of Influence Awards are given out each year during the International Association of Venue Manager’s annual conference.

Kibler was nominated for being an instrumental part of INTRUST Bank Arena and a valuable part of its success since the grand opening in 2010. As Assistant General Manager and Director of Finance, Kibler assists in the operation and management of INTRUST Bank Arena, leads several committees that focus on improving the guest experience and is responsible for all of the financial and accounting aspects of the arena. While at INTRUST Bank Arena, Kibler has received the Wichita Business Journal 2009 40 under 40 award and 2013 CFO award. Additionally, she was selected by the Kansas Society of CPAs as a 2012 20 up to 40 leadership recipient and was honored with the 2013 Emerging Leader Award by the Kansas Society of CPAs in conjunction with the American Institute of CPAS.

“Chris is a tremendous leader within our organization and has been a major contributor in our facility’s success since opening in 2010,” said SMG General Manager, AJ Boleski. “Chris continues to thrive in our industry and constantly shows a great amount of passion and enthusiasm for the entertainment business.”

Venues Today is a monthly industry trade magazine that tracks industry trends and profiles live entertainment professionals. The Women of Influence Class of 2014 Winners will be profiled in the July issue of the Venues Today Magazine. To learn more about the Women of Influence Awards, visit


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