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Duke Energy Convention Center General Manager Receives the Facilities and Destinations Magazine 2016 Elite Award



Duke Energy Convention Center General Manager Receives the Facilities and Destinations Magazine 2016 Elite Award

Ric Booth receives prestigious award for excellence in the meetings and events industry for third year. 

Cincinnati, OH – Spectra Venue Management is pleased to announce that Ric Booth, General Manager of the Duke Energy Convention Center, has been selected as a recipient of the Facilities and Destinations Magazine 2016 Elite Award.

The Facilities and Destinations Magazine Elite Award was created by the publication to recognize executives making a difference in the meetings and events industry. Booth is one of 12 executives nominated for the award voted on by Facilities and Destinations Magazine readers. Award recipients are chosen for their service as strong economic engines for their communities, their ability to maintain fruitful relationships with partners and a commitment to ensuring their staff excels in customer service.

Says Shura Garnett, Division Senior Vice President, “Ric Booth’s strong leadership continues to make him an asset for Spectra Venue Management and the Duke Energy Convention Center. We are proud to see him recognized a third year for an award that he genuinely deserves.”

Booth is one of Spectra’s Venue Management’s most experienced leaders with over 23 years in the facilities management industry. Having served as General Manager of the DECC for 11 years, he has helped to create a culture of service and works to position Cincinnati as a host for international, national and regional conventions.

Booth is also involved in the community, serving on the Board of Trustees of Artworks Cincinnati.

“At Spectra we pride ourselves on providing superior service that amplifies client and customer experience when they visit the DECC,” said Booth. “I continue to share this award with my team at the center and our partners that continue to help make our facility a great destination to host meetings and events.”

About the DECC:

The Duke Energy Convention Center is managed by Spectra and located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, within blocks of top-rated restaurants, bars, pro-sports venues and attractions. The Center boasts innovative design features that welcome creative event plans and versatile spaces to accommodate both large and small groups. The 40,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom is the largest and most spectacular in the Midwest. In addition, the Center offers 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibit spaces and 30 deluxe meeting rooms. DECC offers free Wi-Fi areas, an in-house AV company, telecommunications provider and show-stopping catering cuisine. For details on the convention center or to book exhibit or event space visit www.duke-energycenter.com or call 513-419-7300.

About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

About Comcast Spectacor

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Sponsorships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.