Sports activities and leisure govt Larry Wilson – a Memphis native who promoted the primary occasions at Nashville’s Bridgestone Enviornment (then Gaylord Leisure Middle), and just lately served as Vice President of Operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars – died November 14 at age 52.
Wilson joined the Gaylord Leisure Middle workforce in 1997 and served as Director of Occasion Providers and Conference Gross sales, selling the brand-new venue’s first large occasions, together with the GMA Dove Awards and a live performance by Garth Brooks. He went on to administration roles at quite a few giant venues, together with the Richmond Coliseum and John Paul Jones Enviornment in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In 2017, Wilson labored on “A Live performance For Charlottesville,” an all-star occasion led by Dave Matthews Band to boost funds for these killed and injured through the “Unite The Proper” Rally in Charlottesville.
Wilson was a Regional Vice President for SMG earlier than transferring to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018. He left the group earlier this 12 months to change into President of Ignite Sports activities and Leisure.
Buddy Todd Hutchison of Hutch Leisure stated Wilson “approached every day as a brand new starting and at all times remained constructive.”
“Larry lived by the motto ‘Be Variety,’ and he unfold love and cheer all over the place he went. He might be missed.”
Wilson is survived by sons Jack and Hint; dad and mom Larry and Barbara Wilson; and his brother (Mr. and Mrs. Brian Wilson).
A “Celebration of Reside” – reflecting Wilson’s profession within the dwell occasions area – might be held on the Jaguars’ TIAA Financial institution Subject Terrace Suites on December 4.
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