Press Release Michael Hurt joins Arsht Center as Vice President of Operations



Miami, FL – February 28, 2022 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) is proud to announce that Michael Hurt has joined the Center as vice president of operations. Hurt will be responsible for oversight of the Arsht Center campus as leader of the Center’s production, information technology, building engineering, front of house and operations teams.

Hurt joins the Arsht Center following management leadership roles at several major Miami venues where he played a key role in high-profile events including Art Basel, the NBA Finals, the Super Bowl, Major League Baseball All-star Week, the re-opening of the Miami Beach Convention Center and hundreds of arena and stadium concerts. In his most recent role as assistant general manager with Spectra Venue Management at the Convention Center, Hurt was responsible for event services, event operations, venue operations, public safety/transportation and IT for the venue, including nine acres of surrounding park space. Hurt’s prior experience also includes serving as Director of Ballpark Operations at Marlins Park, where he assisted with the opening of the venue, and Senior Event Manager for the Miami Heat and American Airlines Arena (now FTX Arena).

“Michael brings extensive local experience in managing the operations of large facilities and events. In addition to his expertise, Michael has a creative problem-solving approach and is passionate about empowering the next generation of leaders,” said Johann Zietsman, Arsht Center president and CEO.

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hurt has been a South Florida resident for more than 18 years. He earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana State University and an MBA from St. Thomas University.

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