Jeff Esposito named GM of Convention Center, Sportscenter 

May 20, 2022 | 12:06 am

Updated May 19, 2022 | 6:27 pm

Jeff Esposito

Jeff Esposito has been named the next general manager of the Owensboro Convention Center and Owensboro Sportscenter, effective May 25. He replaces Laura Alexander, who recently took a new venue management position in Lexington.

“I’m beyond excited to join the incredible team at the Owensboro Convention Center and to work with local stakeholders to serve this vibrant community,” Esposito said.

OVG360 (formerly Spectra), provider of venue management to the Convention Center and Sportscenter, made the announcement Thursday.


Esposito recently served as the executive director of the CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities in Gillette, Wyoming. According to OVG360, Esposito’s accomplishments while there included modernizing the policies, procedures, and operations of the multi-use facility to current industry standards.

Esposito’s prior experience includes serving as the co-manager at Walmart Stores and as general manager of the Bayfront Convention Center — both in Erie, Pennsylvania.

“We are delighted to have Jeff coming to Owensboro to lead the OVG360 team,” said Nate Pagan,Owensboro City Manager. “Known in the industry as a results-oriented, decisive leader, we are confident he will continue to cement the Owensboro Convention Center and Sportscenter as the place in the Commonwealth to host conferences and events which provides a significant economic impact to our community.”

OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company with a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe.

May 20, 2022 | 12:06 am

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