ASM Global announces appointments for Poremba and Beekman
ASM GLOBAL NAMES STEPHEN POREMBA AS GENERAL MANAGER OF MOHEGAN SUN ARENA AT CASEY PLAZA
(WILKES BARRE, PA – Oct. 12, 2023) — ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences, venue management and event strategy, has appointed Stephen Poremba as general manager of Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
Part of the ASM Global team since the start of his career, Poremba brings more than two decades of experience to his new role as Mohegan Sun Arena’s general manager. Earlier in his career with the company, he gained valuable experience in sports management, ticketing and box office sales and eventually began full time in sales and marketing.
Named director of sales and marketing for Mohegan Sun Arena in 2009, Poremba helped with securing naming rights renewal contracts, pouring rights and tenant partners, and assisted with various venue renovations and capital improvement projects, including premium service areas, concessions upgrades and digital signage. In his tenure with the venue, Stephen also supported several community initiatives, including the annual Open Skate for Toys for Tots, Salute to Service recognition suite and the Sensory Services program with Misericordia University.
“Stephen brings many years of experience to the position and is respected not only by his coworkers but his colleagues throughout the community,” said Donna Cupinski, board chairman for the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority. “He will bring his knowledge, enthusiasm and creativity to the post; and that, in part, is why we are confident he is the logical choice to be the arena’s next general manager.”
In his new role as general manager, Poremba will oversee day-to-day operations at the venue, including the overall management, promotion and operation of the facility. Responsibilities include purchasing, booking, marketing, finance, human resources, food and beverage, box office, advertising, production, maintenance, parking, security, emergency and crisis management, and more.
“Stephen has established himself throughout the local community and region, and he possesses more than 20 years of in-depth insight into Mohegan Sun Arena that can’t be matched,” said Doug Thornton, ASM Global executive vice president, arenas, stadiums and theaters. “That, combined with his knowledge of the methodologies and strategies of ASM Global, we feel we have the best person for the job and have no doubt that the venue will see further success under his leadership.”
“I’ve called Mohegan Sun Arena home for the past 20 years, and I’m honored to be its new general manager and the first to be promoted from within the arena‘s family,” said Poremba. “I’d like to thank ASM Global and the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority Board members for their confidence in me to lead this talented team, and I look forward to this next chapter in my career and the possibilities that lie ahead.”
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ASM GLOBAL APPOINTS WILL BEEKMAN AS VICE PRESIDENT OF THEATER OPERATIONS AND CONTENT DEVELOPMENT
(LOS ANGELES – Oct. 12, 2023) — ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of live-event experiences, venue management and event strategy, has appointed Will Beekman as vice president, theater operations and content development,
In his new role, Beekman will oversee the day-to-day operations of ASM Global’s theater division with a focus on the overall branding, booking and event development for the company’s theaters and performing arts centers. Will also currently serves as regional booking director for ASM Global’s Northeast arenas, which he will continue to manage in this new position.
With nearly two decades of live-event experience, Beekman has expertise in many areas, ranging from marketing and communications to event procurement, talent booking, and venue management. Most recently he spent several years as general manager for the ASM Global-managed Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Prior experience includes a 10-year stint as executive director for the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, where he led the venue to a top-100 ranking among worldwide theaters.
In his spare time Beekman serves on the board of directors for several nonprofits, including the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce, Greater Wyoming Valley YMCA and American Cancer Society (NY/Penn Chapter). He is also a two-time recipient of the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce’s “Innovator of the Year” award and recipient of the “Leadership Northeast Distinguished Leadership” award.
“For years we’ve witnessed Will’s unwavering commitment to his community and the venues he’s represented, like the Kirby Center, which received international recognition for ticket sales, and Mohegan Sun, where the event-shuddered pandemic couldn’t stop him from continuing to make improvements and upgrades to the facility,” said Doug Thornton, ASM Global executive vice president, arenas, stadiums and theaters. “Since his start in the live-event industry, Will has had a proven track record for success; and we are excited for him to continue to excel in his career in this new role at ASM Global.”
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About Mohegan Sun Arena
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza is Northeast Pennsylvania’s premier home for sports and entertainment. Located in Wilkes-Barre Township, Mohegan Sun Arena has over 8,000 permanent seats for events with a capacity of nearly 10,000 for select events. The venue opened in 1999 and is owned by the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority, a government body appointed by Luzerne County and managed by ASM Global. For more information, visit MoheganSunArenaPA.com.
About ASM Global
ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. asmglobal.com