Jackson Convention Complex / SMG Announce Key Promotion


IMG_0206JACKSON, MS  (January 21, 2015) – The Jackson Convention Complex and SMG are pleased to announce the promotion of Kelvin Moore, who has served as General Manager for the Jackson Convention Complex since 2011.  Kelvin has been named Regional General Manager for the Festival Hall at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL. In his new role, he will assume the day-to-day responsibilities for the over 200,000 sq ft convention facility located at the heart of the most visited tourist destination in the State of Illinois.  In addition, Kelvin will be joining the leadership team of SMG’s Convention Center Division and will retain oversight and direct involvement in the operation of the Jackson Convention Complex as Regional General Manager.

A 23 year industry veteran, Kelvin began his career in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas as a production specialist for Busch Entertainment Corporation at Sea World of Texas. Prior to joining SMG in 2008 as general manager of the Lynnwood Convention Center, Kelvin worked his way up in the industry holding various positions at stadiums, convention centers and multi-purposed facilities in San Antonio, Phoenix, Richmond (VA), Overland Park (KS) and Corpus Christi (TX).

“We were confident in the capabilities that Kelvin brought to the operations here in Jackson,” said Robert McClintock, SMG Senior Vice President / COO of Convention Centers. “Promoting him to a senior management position in our division as Regional General Manager rewards the excellence he achieved in his role here in Jackson and throughout his tenure with SMG.”

SMG, the worldwide leader in the management of public assembly facilities has commenced a national search to replace Kelvin as the day-to-day manager of the Convention Complex.  In cooperation with the Capital City Convention Center Commission, SMG is moving expeditiously reviewing potential candidates.  In the meantime, Kelvin will utilize a strong on-site team coupled with the national resources of SMG to manage the day-to-day functions of the Complex.

About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place and Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s Reliant Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

About the Jackson Convention Complex

Opened in 2009, the Jackson Convention Complex features 330,000 square feet of flexible exhibit, ballroom and meeting space and is located in the heart of downtown Jackson … Mississippi’s capital city and the heart of Southern hospitality. The Complex offers first-rate amenities, state of the art technologies, resort quality service and in-house catering. It is a LEED® Certified building, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Jackson Convention Complex is owned by the Capital City Convention Complex Commission and is managed by SMG. For more information, visit

Contact:   Bob McClintock  /  610.729.7908  /