Marcus “Chip” Murrell has been appointed general manager for the Rocky Mount (NC) Event Center, a Sports Facilities Management, LLC managed facility.
Murrell brings over 15 years of experience in the event industry to Rocky Mount, with his most recent duties as an operations director for the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, S.C. and the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Fla. Murrell’s responsibilities included leading the day-to-day back of house venue operations, leading his events team in the planning and implementation of all events, creating and successfully meeting annual budgets, maintaining inventory, and overseeing all service management agreements with outside vendors. As general manager for the Rocky Mount Event Center, Murrell will be responsible for managing all aspects of the pre-opening and operations of the facility scheduled to open fall 2018.
Murrell is a graduate of Winston Salem State University with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management: Management and Administration. He is also a graduate of the IAVM Venue Management School and is currently an active member of IAVM and the Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA). In 2015, Murrell earned the Employee of the Year Award with the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports and Tourism.
Murrell began his duties on November 23.