18.January 2018 Share

SMG Hires Tammy Sweeney as General Manager of Canalta Centre

Medicine Hat, AB (January 18, 2018) - SMG Canada is pleased to announce that Tammy Sweeney has been named General Manager of the Canalta Centre in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Sweeney will be joining the Canalta Centre team on January 22nd.

A 12 year veteran of the facility management and hospitality industry, Sweeney has spent the majority of her professional career in Ontario, Canada, including a senior management position at Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, ON, where she was part of the opening team. Sweeney’s professional experience includes various leadership positions at Niagara Casinos in Niagara Falls, from 2006 to 2010. Most recently, she has served as CEO of the Women In Leadership & Business Conference, providing oversight and management of the national conference. She has worked with leaders for over 20 years to help them build stronger teams and stronger organizations.

With a Bachelor of Education from Brock University and an Honors Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo, Sweeney also is a graduate of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Management School and has attended IAVM’s Senior Executive Symposium at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in New York.

“Tammy is a true professional who will provide senior leadership for the Canalta Centre and in the broader Medicine Hat community” said Harry Cann, Regional Vice President, SMG Stadiums and Arenas & Canadian Operations. “With years in the facility management industry, Tammy 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 Medicine Hat,” said Sweeney. “As a collaborative leader that takes pride in engaging people toward a united cause, I am eager to work with government, the Tigers, local stakeholders and businesses, and the community to achieve the City’s goals for the Centre and help to further position Medicine Hat and the region as a top destination.”

“The City of Medicine Hat is excited to have Tammy on board. We asked SMG to recruit a candidate with a solid background in business development and community engagement. Her proven ability to build relationships in the community was a key piece in the search for a General Manager at Canalta Centre”, said Todd Sharpe, General Manager of Parks and Recreation.