Knox Civic hires new staff members

KNOXVILLE, TN – (June 28, 2016) The Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum (KCAC) has hired Mitch List as assistant general manager and Scott McKnight as operations manager. As assistant general manager, List supports the general manager in overseeing all aspects of KCAC.

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Mitch List has a strong background in event services and formerly served at Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kansas. His experience at the Expocentre will serve List well as he helps supervise the administration, operation and maintenance of the venues.  Photo submitted.

KCAC also has hired Scott McKnight, a facilities management professional, as operations manager. In that role, he is devoted to making sure the building is clean, comfortable, well-maintained and safe for clients and patrons.

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Scott McKnight joined the KCAC following a 25-year career in facilities management for several public school districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. His most recent work as director of facilities and operations for Irving Independent School District included management of a $20 million budget and more than 300 employees. Photo submitted.

In 1998, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. Originally from Rome, Georgia, McKnight now resides in Sevierville.

The Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum is conveniently located near the junction of Interstates 75 and 40 and sits downtown near the University of Tennessee campus. The facility attracts more than 250,000 people per year through a wide array of events, including Knoxville Ice Bears hockey games and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops Series. The facility includes a 6,500-capacity coliseum with 22,000-square- feet of exhibit space; 2,500-capacity auditorium; 10,000-square- foot exhibit hall; 4,800-square- foot ballroom; and a natural lawn amphitheater with a capacity of 10,000.