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General Manager/Director, Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex
Kerry Painter CEM, CMP, CFE is the General Manager/Director of the Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex which encompasses the Raleigh Convention Center, Duke Energy Performing Arts Center, Red Hat Amphitheater and Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Previously, Kerry was the AGM in Tulsa, Oklahoma where the convention center won the Venue Excellence award in 2017. Earlier to that, she was the President/GM in Niagara Falls Canada and has assisted in constructing/opening five venues in total throughout her lengthy career.
Kerry is a member of IAVM, IAEE and PCMA, and has served on several boards/committees both within the industry and in her communities. She serves as the Treasurer on the IAVM Foundation and was awarded Venues Today Woman of Influence in 2015 and Woman of Distinction in 2017.
Kerry teaches at the Venue Management School yearly for IAVM and both domestic as well as internationally for CEM classes through IAEE (Korea and Bangkok), and advises for Meredith woman’s college. Kerry is a graduate of the University of Michigan majoring in Business, Economics and Communications. She has a son Garrett who is 17 years old, and they live with their new cat Bachelor, a bearded dragon named Kermit and a 36-year-old box turtle Mr. B in Raleigh.