Patrick L. McGrew Joins SSE As Sr. Vice President/General Manager Of The BankAtlantic Center
/ Florida Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that Patrick L. McGrew has joined the organization as Sr. Vice President/General Manager of the BankAtlantic Center and will also oversee the Saveology.com Iceplex – the Florida Panthers official practice facility.
In this role McGrew will oversee all areas related to the operations, upkeep, and development of the BankAtlantic Center including event services, concessions, capital improvements, customer service, retail operations, and more. He will also manage all the operations, maintenance and development of the Saveology.com Iceplex which houses three NHL-sized skating rinks as well as the Florida Panthers’ state-of-the-art training facility. With McGrew, the BankAtlantic Center General Manager position will also play a more active role in all areas related to SSE’s facilities, and in relations with the company’s partners at the City of Sunrise, Broward County and all of the company’s other constituents.
McGrew brings with him more than 20 years in the facility operations industry with venues such as the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami, American Airlines Arena in Miami, and Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, N.Y.
“I am thrilled to welcome a talented and experienced person like Patrick McGrew to the SSE family,” said SSE President & COO Michael R. Yormark. “Patrick’s experience with some of the world’s top sports facilities and venues makes him the ideal candidate for General Manager of the BankAtlantic Center as we usher in a new era of growth and success for this arena and this organization.”
McGrew joins SSE after nearly ten years as the General Manager for the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami. In his 23-year-plus career, McGrew has also spent time as the Director of Operations for Miami Arena, an Event Manager for AmericanAirlines Arena, the Manager of Business Development for the Broward County Board of Commissioners Parks And Recreation Division, Director of Operations for the Raycom Sports Micron PC Bowl in South Florida, Assistant Director of Stadium Operations for Yankee Stadium, and more. McGrew graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing/Finance.
The Florida Panthers Offseason is presented by JetBlue. Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Home to more than 200 events annually and the Florida Panthers hockey club, the Broward County-owned BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year.