Kerry Painter CEM, CMP, CFE is the General Manager/Director of the Raleigh Convention Center complex which encompasses the Raleigh Convention Center, Duke Energy Performing Arts Center, Red Hat Amphitheater and Walnut Creek Amphitheater. Previously, Kerry was the AGM in Tulsa Oklahoma where the convention center won the Venue Excellence award in 2017. Earlier to that, Kerry was the President/GM in Niagara Falls Canada and has assisted in constructing/opening five venues in total throughout her lengthy career. Kerry is a member of IAVM, IAEE and PCMA, and has served on several boards both within the industry and in her communities. She is second -Vice Chair of International Association of Venue Managers, was awarded Venues Today Woman of Influence in 2015, and Woman of Distinction in 2017. She teaches at the Venue Management School each year for IAVM and both domestic as well as internationally for CEM classes through IAEE. Kerry is a graduate of University of Michigan majoring in Business, Economics and Communications. She has a son Garrett who is 18 years old.