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(Tulsa, Okla.) May 13, 2015 – Three SMG Tulsa team members have been selected to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Foundation’s inaugural 30 Under 30 Class of 2015 to be recognized at VenueConnect, IAVM’s Annual Conference & Trade Show in Baltimore, MD from August 1-4, 2015. 

SMG Tulsa garnered three award honorees: Jason Burnette, Sales Manager at Cox Business Center, Michael Owens, Director of Booking for both BOK Center and Cox Business Center, and Nathaniel Porter, Senior Event Services Manager at BOK Center. 

The 30 Under 30 program focuses on identifying and developing the talent of venue industry professionals, 30 years of age and under, through increased access and exposure to industry networking and thought leadership. Honorees were awarded based on their professionalism, creativity and industry insight. The program provides year-round continued education for professional growth in the venue industry and helps program participants become better, more productive employees.

The 30 Under 30 Class receives one full, complimentary registration to VenueConnect, a travel stipend to be used on travel accommodations to the conference and a complimentary one-year Young Professional membership to IAVM. Honorees will be recognized formally at the Venue Industry Awards luncheon on Monday, August 3, 2015. 

“Jason, Michael and Nathaniel are all incredibly deserving of this recognition they have received from IAVM. We are lucky to have such dedicated and talented people as part of the SMG Tulsa team,” said SMG General Manager Jeff Nickler. “Being a part of this 30 Under 30 class will help them grow and thrive in the industry even more than they already do.”