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SMG Promotes Erika Fregoso Wysong to General Manager

SMG Promotes Erika Fregoso Wysong to General Manager of the Shreveport Convention Center and Shreveport Municipal Auditorium




Shreveport, LA – May 17, 2019 - SMG is pleased to announce that Erika Fregoso Wysong has been promoted to General Manager of the Shreveport Convention Center and Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana. Wysong most recently served as the Assistant General Manager for both venues.  


A twenty-four year veteran of the hospitality and facility management industry in Shreveport, Wysong has spent the past ten years as the Director of Sales & Marketing for the Convention Center and Municipal Auditorium. Wysong’s professional experience includes various sales and marketing positions at Harrah’s Entertainment/Horseshoe Gaming prior to joining SMG. She has worked enthusiastically to promote Shreveport as a destination during her career.


With a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Wysong has strong ties to the market and has been instrumental in attracting top-tier talent such as Bob Dylan, Tyler Perry’s “Madea”, Luke Combs and Dancing with the Stars to name a few.


“Erika is a true professional who will provide senior leadership for the Convention Center and historic Municipal Auditorium and in the broader Shreveport community” said Doug Thornton, Executive Vice President, SMG Stadiums and Arenas. “With years in the facility management industry, Erika will bring that experience, along with her own enthusiasm and creativity to her new role.” 


“I am truly honored that SMG has entrusted me to lead their efforts in Shreveport,” said Wysong. “As a collaborative leader that takes pride in engaging people toward a united cause, I am eager to work with local stakeholders and businesses, plus the community to achieve the City’s goals for the both the Convention Center and the Municipal Auditorium to help further position Shreveport and the region as a top destination.”


About SMG

Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As a recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit



Erika Fregoso Wysong


400 Caddo St.

Shreveport, LA 71101




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