Lynn Carlotto Nominated for 2014 Women of Influence Award

By Visit Kingston

Lynn Carlotto, SMG Canada’s General Manager of the Rogers K-Rock Centre, has been nominated by Venues Today magazine for the 2014 Women of Influence award.  The award honours women who have made a difference in the sports, music, and convention industries throughout their careers.
A sports and entertainment industry veteran, Carlotto’s industry experience includes, most recently, serving as General Manager of New England’s largest theatre, the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut, for Live Nation Entertainment.  Before Live Nation, Carlotto was promoted from Director of Marketing to General Manager of the Webster Bank Arena (previously Arena at Harbor Yard) in Bridgeport CT, for Centerplate.  Carlotto was also a key contributor to Ogden Entertainment as Corporate Director of Events & Marketing, and Director of Marketing at the Hartford Civic Center; and was the founder and operating officer of Lynn A. Carlotto: Creative Communications & Event Management, a firm specializing in public / private partnerships, outdoor live events, tourism programs, sponsorship, and launch events.  Carlotto became General Manager of the Rogers K-Rock Centre in February of 2013, and has continued developing the facility into one of Canada’s most successful mid-sized venues – highlighted by last week’s sixth consecutive nomination for Canadian Venue of the Year under 8,000 seats.
In addition to Carlotto, four other SMG employees were also nominated for the award including Cheryl Cohen, Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, Rhode Island), Wesley Cullen, General Manager at Coliseo de Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Chris Kibler, Assistant General Manager / Director of Finance at Intrust Bank Arena (Wichita, Kansas), and Kerry Painter, Assistant General Manager at Cox Business Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma).
Voting for the 2014 Women of Influence award is open to the general public starting May 5th. Those looking to vote are asked to visit the Venues Today Facebook page to cast their ballot.  Deadline for voting is May 9th, 2014.
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