Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Brian Oaks, leads activities and operations for all LRCVB-managed properties including the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, Robinson Center box office, River Market and multiple parking decks and surface lots. Before joining the LRCVB, Oaks was general manager of the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, Illinois. He oversaw all aspects of facility management for the multi-purpose convention center and 7,000-seat concert arena. Tenure highlights include a $17 million dollar facility renovation, and the negotiation of a 10-year naming rights agreement with the Bank of Springfield.
Oaks earned his degree in Speech Communication with an emphasis on Public Relations from the University of Illinois. He is a Venue Management School & VMS Graduate Institute graduate through the International Association of Venue Managers. Oaks has worked with several charitable and professional organizations including Downtown Springfield Inc., the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Sangamon & Menard County Crimestoppers.
The C-Suite: That place where most of us strive to be when we launch a career. Referring to the cluster of top-level executive positions within most companies — chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO), chief financial officer (CFO) and chief information officer (CIO) — the C-Suite entails hard work, high stress and long hours. But the rewards can be substantial.
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