HOUSTON, TX (Feb. 16, 2015) – SMG, the world leader in arena and venue management, announces the appointment of Nina Jackson as Regional Director of Marketing for the company’s Midwest region. Jackson will conjoin this role with her current position as Director of Marketing & Public Relations at SMG’s Harris County facility, NRG Park – home to the NFL’s Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.
“We have always revered the way Nina has led the marketing and public relations efforts at one of our largest and top tier facilities – NRG Park, said John Bolton, Vice President of SMG Entertainment. “It is with great admiration, we appoint her to such a position that will allow her to enrich those at the different facilities with the same formula and methodology that has been successful for SMG, NRG Park and beyond.”
In her new role, Jackson will provide extra support in the ongoing marketing, public relations, media buying and sponsorship efforts and development for SMG venues in the Midwest region, including Oklahoma, Louisiana, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas.
Jackson has been with SMG for 25 years and during her tenure, she has been instrumental in securing some of the biggest sporting events in the country for NRG Park including the Big 12 Conference Football Championship (2002 and 2005), Super Bowl (XXXVIII and LI), NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship South Regionals (2008, 2010 and 2015), and NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Final Four (2011 and 2016).
Jackson is a native of Houston, Texas and a graduate of Sam Houston State University, where she received her bachelor of business arts in accounting.