Lansing Entertainment & Public Facilities Authority's (LEPFA) Board of Commissioners has declared their unanimous appointment of Scott Keith as the Authority's permanent president and CEO.
LEPFA Board Chairman, James W. Butler, III declared Keith, "a crucial figure in the success plan of LEPFA." He stated, "Scott has the Board's full support. He has proven above and beyond to all of us that he is the right person to continue the great strides made in recent years."
Expressing appreciation for his nomination, Keith said, "I am excited to lead a dynamic organization with a talented team of professionals and a supportive Board of Commissioners. I look forward to continuing the Authority's progress as we move forward to increase relationships in the community while developing new, regional business. I would like to express my gratitude to the staff and Board for their support and validation of my efforts to lead this organization."
Keith's highly successful experience in managing hospitality companies includes nearly nine years at LEPFA, comprising of more than four years as Operations Manager and an additional four as Vice President of Operations. During the last two years, he has also held a dual title, Executive Vice President.
Professionally, his background has featured both a prominent, local role as Assistant General Manager at The Summit, and a national one with JRV Management, Inc, a private sports and recreation facility management firm. While at JRV, Keith worked throughout the United States managing and consulting on sports and entertainment facilities. Prior to that, he worked in University of Michigan's athletic department as an events manager for the University's sports facilities.
Scott has a Master of Science in Administration from Georgia Southern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Liberty University. Scott is a graduate of International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM) programs and has been a member of the organization since 2001. Scott and his wife, Merrit, have three daughters: Colleen, Mackenzee and Emma.
Keith's appointment was guided by transition committee and LEPFA board members, Tim Haggart (committee chair), Cindy Bowen (vice chair), Kris Nicholoff and John Decker.