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SPECTRA: Erin Bilton Named a Finalist for National Industry Award

SPECTRA: Erin Bilton Named a Finalist for National Industry Award


Aura Sanchez

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor’s Erin Bilton, the Director of Marketing for Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center, is one of several nominees in Venues Today Magazine’s 2017 Generation Next Award for achievement and outstanding service as a young industry leader.  This award honors professionals under the age of 35 who make a difference in sports, music, conventions, family shows, and festivals.  

Bilton, an 11-year Spectra employee, is responsible for overseeing all marketing initiatives at both the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, including advertising and public relations. She works cooperatively with the corporate partnership and operations teams to drive ticket sales and sponsorship revenue, all while building relationships throughout the local community and industry. In addition, she heads the marketing task force made up of entertainment venues, attractions, hotels, and restaurants to collaboratively promote Atlantic City in a positive light. Amongst her achievements are helping raise $20,000 for local nonprofits through the venue’s annual ‘Deck the Hall-Festival of Trees’ event.  

“This is a well-deserved honor for Erin,” said Chris Howard, Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), owners of Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center . “She continues to create new initiatives that bring positive focus to Atlantic City, furthering our collective efforts to attract new visitors and ensure they enjoy their stay.  We’re proud of her work here in Atlantic City and happy to see her recognized for her accomplishments.”  

Bilton also serves as a Division Marketing Director, overseeing efforts of more than 30 Spectra Venue Management and Food Service & Hospitality properties in the Northeast region of the United States.  Bilton’s focus is on creating innovative campaigns that drive food and beverage sales in these markets; enhancing the customer experience through contests and promotions and developing her staff to further their career in the sports and entertainment industry. To date, Bilton has successfully mentored 10 individuals into their current positions at Spectra.    

“Erin is an outstanding leader among our many marketers at Spectra,” said Tim Murphy, Regional Vice President, Spectra Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality. “While assuring that both the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall remain in the spotlight in the Atlantic City region, Erin also spends time mentoring future leaders of our company and sharing her experiences so that other Spectra properties can also shine brightly in their respective markets.”

Subscribers can vote for Bilton by going to www.venuestoday.com and non-subscribers can vote by emailing [email protected].  Voting ends Friday, March 3.   

There will be five Venues Today Generation Next Award winners selected from the 30 nominees. They will be profiled in the May issue of Venues Today magazine. 


Other Comcast Spectacor nominees include:

·         Michael Sulkes- Assistant General Manager of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

·         Sean Dolan- Assistant General Manager and Director of Operations of the Mullins Center in Amherst, MA

·         Jay Polkinghorn- General Manager of the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA

·         Kristin Bowen- Marketing Manager of the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, MO


Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra by Comcast Spectacor provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall and the AC Convention Center.


About Spectra
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.


About Comcast Spectacor
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center venue, and Spectra, the expert in hosting and entertainment through its Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Ticketing & Fan Engagement divisions. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com for more information.


About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.


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