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SMG Names New GM at Utah’s Salt Palace


Salt Lake City, UT — SMG named Daniel Hayes general manager of the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center and the South Towne Exposition Center in Salt Lake City.

Hayes has been with SMG for 12 years. He was most recently facility director/assistant general manager of the Salt Lake City venues and replaced Allyson Jackson, who transferred to the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Georgia.

“I am looking forward to taking our Salt Lake facilities to the next level, with the focus on hospitality,” said Hayes. “We cannot forget the business we’re in is just that: hospitality.”

The Salt Palace has 515,000 square feet of exhibit space and is ranked 27th on the Trade Show Executive World’s Top Convention Centers listing of largest U.S. exhibition halls. South Towne Exhibition Center is 55th with 243,000 square feet of prime space.

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