Jon Dorman Appointed General Manager for AEG Facilities' venues in Bakersfield

October 18, 2013 05:00 PM






BAKERSFIELD & LOS ANGELES, CA (OCTOBER 18, 2013) – Jon Dorman has been appointed General Manager of Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center, San Joaquin Community Hospital Ice Center of Bakersfield and Bright House Networks Amphitheatre it was announced by Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities, the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world.

In Dorman’s new role, he will be responsible for the management of all of the venues’ business operations, the creation of new events and the development of new revenue opportunities for the venues in Bakersfield that fall under the management agreement that AEG Facilities has with the City of Bakersfield. Dorman will activate and oversee several initiatives AEG  has created for the venue industry including AEG S.A.F.E., AEG 1Source, AEG 1EARTH, AEG 1Force, AEG Encore and AEG Energy Services, in addition to working closely with AEG Global Partnerships and other divisions of the company.


“Jon brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of facility operations and event management from several venues across the country,” said Newman.  “We’re thrilled to have him join our team in Bakersfield and look forward to the continued success with our partnership with the city of Bakersfield.”


Prior to joining AEG Facilities, Dorman worked in facility management for the City of Norfolk as the Assistant Director of the Department of Cultural Facilities Arts and Entertainment for Seven Venues and served as Deputy Director of the Orlando Venues Department in Orlando, FL where he was responsible for assisting in the planning, organizing and directing of operations for Orlando Venues’ five facilities.  


“I’m excited for the opportunity to work with the staff in Bakersfield and the AEG Facilities team,” said Dorman. “I look forward to contributing to the expansion of programming and other opportunities for both existing business and prospective venue projects we will bring to Bakersfield, as well as being part of this great community.”


Dorman is a graduate of University of Central Florida and a current member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) where he has served on the District V Scholarship Committee and the International Stadium Management Committee. 


About AEG Facilities

AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world.  AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with more than 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas), Oracle Arena and Coliseum (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Penn.), Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, Calif.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil), Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ülker Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Qatar National Convention Centre (Doha, Qatar).  For more information, please visit



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