The Stadium Managers Association (SMA) recently held an annual vote for the 2018 Board of Directors at the association’s Seminar in San Diego, California. Troy Brown, vice president of stadium operations, Cleveland Browns, was elected to a one-year term as president.
The Board recognized Mark Burk, formerly of Rice-Eccles Stadium, University of Utah, who completed his term as college director. Burk also served as president of SMA in 2016. Troy Hoberg, vice president of business development with Hunt Construction Group, AECOM, also completed his term and was thanked for his four years of board service.
Matt Kastel, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles, was reelected to serve a three-year term as stadium manager director.
Mario Coutinho, director, vice president of stadium operations and security, Rogers Centre, Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club, was elected to serve as stadium manager director.
Nicole Andrews, Managing Director of Global Sales with Matrax, Inc. was elected to serve a four-year term as corporate director.
Following the general election, the Board elected officers to serve a term of one year beginning in February 2018. In addition to Brown, Joe Abernathy, vice president of facility planning and engineering with the St. Louis Cardinals, was elected as vice president. Matt Kastel, manager, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, was elected as secretary/treasurer.
Ex-Officio advisors include Seminar Chair Rick Nafe, vice president operations, Tampa Bay Rays; Assistant Seminar Chair Jim Folk, vice president ballpark operations, Cleveland Indians; Legal Counsel Mike McCormick, McCormick & Associates, LLC; and Emeritus Directors Bill Wilson and Jim Minish.