Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christine Pileckas Name Named INTRUST Bank Arena's Director of Sales and Marketing

SMG announced today the promotion of Christine Pileckas to Director of Sales and Marketing for INTRUST Bank Arena. Pileckas previously served as Marketing Manager for the venue since 2010. “Christine has worked extremely hard during the past two years advertising and publicizing shows at INTRUST Bank Arena and has helped our facility to be a constant leader within the arena marketing field,” said General Manager, A.J. Boleski. “Her vision and drive has also enabled our venue to have a much stronger presence in all areas of social media. “We greatly appreciate Christine's passion for the industry and dedication to our facility and look forward to seeing her lead our Sales and Marketing Department to a new level of success in the future.”

As Marketing Manager, Pileckas was responsible for event marketing including negotiating advertising buys for shows, event public relations and the venue's social media. While at INTRUST Bank Arena, Pileckas has been nominated for the Venues Today Magazine Hall of Headlines Award in 2011 and 2012 and was responsible for the INTRUST Bank Arena's inclusion in the Venues Today Social Media Power 100 Chart.

“I am very excited to take the next step in my career with SMG at INTRUST Bank Arena,” said Pileckas. “Wichita is a great community for live entertainment and INTRUST Bank Arena is a top venue to work in. Furthering my career path at this facility is a great opportunity and I'm thrilled to get started in my new role.” As the Director of Sales and Marketing, Pileckas will oversee the arena's event marketing, sponsorship sales, premium seating, venue public relations and industry advertising.

Prior to INTRUST Bank Arena, Pileckas spent more than two years at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J. as Marketing Manager. Pileckas is originally from Mechanicsburg, Pa. and graduated from West Chester University (West Chester, Pa.) with a bachelor's degree in marketing.