Our best-laid plans don’t always come to fruition. And sometimes when they don’t, we actually come out with a better end result. Such is the story of Kevin Mattingly, who at various times in his career thought he wanted to be a lawyer and later a high school principal. Those life callings never came to be, and the public assembly venue industry is better for it as Mattingly leads the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues to record-setting heights while also giving back to the industry by serving on the faculty for IAVM’s Academy for Venue Safety & Security. You will enjoy reading Kevin’s story in the March/April issue of Facility Manager magazine arriving soon.
We introduce our new feature that spotlights venues that are under construction, renovation, or expansion. Globe Life Field opens as the new home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers, and the venue’s Rob Matwick shares all the exciting news as the team prepares for the 2020 season.
Ungerboeck held its Let’s Unite Global Conference last fall, and we caught up with the company’s president and CEO, Manish Chandak, for his take on a different kind of security … company asset security that is so essential in times when cyber attacks occur regularly and result in the loss of billions of dollars in the global business economy.
We return two of our outstanding VenueConnect 2019 speakers, Sherron Washington and B.C. Johnson, to share insights in this issue.
Another feature you will enjoy reading is the use of K9 security and how venues utilize that ever-growing service.
Suffice to say we have all bases covered in the May/June issue and hope you find it entertaining, educational, and informative.
As always, contact me at email@example.com with story suggestions and if you have a desire to write on a particular topic. We are here for you!
Facility Manager Senior Editor