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Greater Wheeling Sports and Entertainment Authority Executive Director Denny Magruder Lauded With Top Honor Among Peers

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The International Association of Venue Managers’ awarded Greater Wheeling Sports and Entertainment Authority Executive Director Denny Magruder with the association’s top honor during the 96th VenueConnect Annual Conference and Trade Show in Atlanta.
The equivalent of a lifetime achievement award in the public venue management industry, the 2021 Charles McElravy Award was presented to Magruder, executive director of the Greater Wheeling Sports and Entertainment Authority — which manages WesBanco Arena and the Capitol Theatre.

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WHEELING — Denny Magruder, executive director of the Greater Wheeling Sports and Entertainment Authority, received international recognition this past week, taking home the top honor among public assembly venue managers from around the globe.

Magruder, longtime executive director of WesBanco Arena and the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling, was surrounded by family and friends last Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia, during the International Association of Venue Managers’ 96th VenueConnect Annual Conference and Trade Show.

A 35-year member of the IAVM, Magruder was presented with the prestigious Charles McElravy Award, a service award issued by the association’s board of directors to an industry professional who has made extraordinary contributions to the association and the profession over the years. Named in honor of one of the founding members of the IAVM, the Charles McElravy Award is considered a lifetime achievement award within the industry.

Certified Venue Executive John Siehl, the 2017 winner of the Charles McElravy Award, presented this year’s award to Magruder during the national conference.

“The Charles McElravy Award is the highest honor the IAVM bestows upon a

Article source: https://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2021/08/greater-wheeling-sports-and-entertainment-authority-executive-director-denny-magruder-lauded-with-top-honor-among-peers/

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