SMG Names Al Rojas General Manager of the Jackson Convention Complex


arojasJackson, MS (May 5, 2015) – SMG, the world leader in venue management, is proud to announce the hiring of Al Rojas as General Manager of the Jackson Convention Complex.

A 24 year industry veteran, Rojas most recently worked as the Assistant Director of the Dallas Convention Center where he has been since 2005. In that role Rojas was responsible for the financial, operational and event activities for the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas Farmer’s Market, Office of Special Events and Union Station. Before that, Rojas held various positions with Reunion Arena and the American Airlines Center, both in Dallas, Texas.

“Al is a respected industry veteran with a solid track record,” said Bob McClintock, SMG Senior Vice President / COO for Convention Centers. ”His broad industry experience and fiscal expertise will complement the already strong SMG management team in place in Jackson.”

“I am excited to become a part of the vibrant hospitality industry in Jackson and work with the community as we strive to provide our guests with the outstanding service that Jackson is famous for,” said Rojas.

“The Commission looks forward to working with Al as we continue our efforts toward fulfilling the vision that the community had in the development of this magnificent Center,” said Fred Banks, Chairman of the Capital City Convention Center Commission.

Rojas replaces former general manager Kelvin D. Moore, who was promoted to the position of Regional General Manager for SMG at Navy Pier in Chicago. Rojas will start his new role on June 1, 2015.

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 NRG 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  /