Three marketing professionals have been selected as finalists for the Event and Arena Marketing Conference's first Impact Award. The inaugural Impact Award will honor a professional in the live entertainment industry who made a positive impact as a contributing member in their community in 2020.
"I’m glad we can highlight some of the good that is happening," EAMC’s DEI Task Force chair Paul Bee says. "A lot of the submissions were people who were serving in need with food or clothing. Looking at COVID as a whole, people were affected in drastic ways. [The nominees] were looking at where the need was in their own areas."
Jeff Butcher, director of operations for the Macon Centreplex in Georgia, was nominated for designing and executing a plexiglass program that repurposed old hockey glass into PPE barriers in local businesses to use for free when reopening. Butcher was also one of the founding members of the venue’s local Racial Reform and Inclusion Committee that formed in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.