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Verizon Arena GM tipped for IAVM 2nd vice-chairmanship

Michael Marion, general manager of the 18,000-capacity Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, has been nominated for the position of second vice-chair of the board of directors of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).

If elected by IAVM members, Marion will ascend to the ranks of the professional body’s senior management, serving a four-year term which will see him become chairman in 2018–2019.

Marion (pictured), who has worked at the Verizon Arena since 1997, has been an IAVM member since 1992.

“To use a worn cliché, it’s an honour to be nominated,” he comments. “Working in the concert business has been a wonderful experience the last 40 years and I really have enjoyed the friendships I’ve made through IAVM. I look forward to working with the current and future leadership of IAVM to advance our profession for a brighter future. This should be fun.”

In January Marion oversaw the installation of walk-in metal detectors at the Verizon Arena in response to terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.