KCAC announces promotions

The Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum (KCAC) has hired Brent Lackey as event manager, promoted Phillip Crawford to stage manager and promoted Jamie Cunningham to office manager.

Lackey is an event planning professional with more than 13 years of senior level experience in all aspects of large annual conference, event and expo planning. Most recently, Lackey served as training coordinator for UT Institute for Public Service Law Enforcement Innovation Center.

Crawford joined the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum in 2014 as building superintendent and earned his degree in sound engineering from The Institute of Audio Research in New York City.

Cunningham, a six-year veteran at KCAC, manages the front office; she earned the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association Pauly Award for Service/Supplier Employee of the Year in 2016.

“We are excited to promote excellent employees and recruit the best talent to our management team,” General Manager Mary Bogert said. “Brent’s background in event management and customer service will be a big asset for event planners and promoters at our facility. As a six-year employee, Jamie’s elevation to office manager is well-earned through her dedication and attention to detail, and Phillip knowledge of the venue and its technical capacities helps artists who perform at our facilities shine.”