"This is a great honor and one that Jeff definitely deserves. He's played a pivotal role in the success of the BOK Center since it opened, and now is leading the venue in all its continued accomplishments," said John Bolton, SMG Vice President of Entertainment. "His ability to attract the top touring acts to BOK Center contributes significantly to Tulsa's vibrant music scene and overall quality of life."
Nickler was promoted to SMG General Manager in February 2014. Prior to that, he held the position of Assistant General Manager of BOK Center, Director of Booking and Special Events Manager. He is an active member of TYPros.
"Thank you TYPros for this award. It's an honor to be recognized by an organization that brings so much to Tulsa," Nickler said. "I'm luck to work with such an amazing team of employees at SMG. Without them, awards such as this and the overall success of both BOK Center and Cox Business Center would not be possible."