SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that Brett S. Stefansson has been named Sr. Vice President & General Manager of the Broward County-owned BankAtlantic Center and the Saveology.com Iceplex.
Stefansson rejoins SSE following nearly two years as a high-level executive for a major South Florida property management and security firm. Stefansson originally joined SSE when the BankAtlantic Center opened in 1998 before departing in 2009.
In his present role Stefansson will oversee all operational and security aspects of the BankAtlantic Center and Saveology.com Iceplex recreational skating facility. In addition, Stefansson will supervise and coordinate all of the BankAtlantic Center’s major upcoming capital improvement projects including Club RED, suite and club level renovation, and more.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brett Stefansson back to SSE at this absolutely crucial yet exciting juncture,” said SSE president & COO Michael R. Yormark. “With the Florida Panthers in first place, the BankAtlantic Center ranked among the world’s best venues, and major capital improvement projects on the horizon, all eyes are on the ‘Center of it All.’ For that reason, it is critical to have an experienced and knowledgeable GM like Brett to lead us through this very exciting time and we are honored to have him back.”
Prior to rejoining SSE, Stefansson spent the last two years as Vice President of CastleGuard Security, a subsidiary of Castle Group – one of South Florida’s leading property management firms. Stefansson originally joined SSE in 1998 as an Event Manager when the BankAtlantic Center opened in Sunrise. He was subsequently promoted to Operations Manager, Facility Services Director, Director of Operations, Assistant General Manager, and finally to Sr. Vice President & General Manager.
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. 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.