Cartan Global

Established in 1899, Cartan is one of the oldest and most respected sports travel agencies in the world

Established in 1899, Cartan Tours Inc., is one of the oldest and most respected companies in the travel industry.  Its sports division, Cartan Global, is based in California as part of the Elmore Sports Group (ESG) and provides exclusive and official travel services to both the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup™.

Cartan was the exclusive Authorized Ticket Reseller for the following 36 countries and territories for the Rio 2016™ Olympic Games: Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Federated States of Micronesia, FYR of Macedonia, Greece, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Latvia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,  Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Slovenia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the Virgin Islands.

As a member of the Elmore Sports Group, Cartan has the buying power and experience to negotiate exceptional values in the accommodations that are provided to its clients.  Cartan’s travel programs create the groundwork to make it possible for their guests to attend the largest sporting events around the world.  In addition, Cartan’s multilingual team brings over 200 years of combined experience in the travel industry.

For the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Cartan will have a representation of over 900 athletes from their 36 countries and territories.

Dave Elmore

Dave Elmore is the President of Cartan Global Mr. Elmore is recognized nationally for his accomplishments in travel and tourism. In 1984, he was appointed to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board by the Secretary of Commerce and in 1987 served as Vice Chairman of the Board. Since 1991, Elmore has served on the Joint Committee of the National Association of Professional Baseball. This committee is comprised of 4 minor league owners and 4 major league owners and together they work on all issues concerning both leagues. In 1995, Baseball America singled him out as a unique figure amongst minor league team owners.

Centennial Management

Centennial Management Group is the premiere event staffing company in the Salt Lake area.

Centennial Management Group, Inc

Centennial Management Group, Inc. (Centennial) is a privately owned company providing management services to owners of Sports Stadiums, Arenas, Convention Centers, Theatres and Amphitheatres

Centennial brings proven management techniques, knowledge of the industry and years of experience, combined with a staff of skilled professionals, to each of its client facilities.  Privatization of arenas, stadiums, convention and trade centers and theatres is an accelerating trend fueled by a proliferation of sport franchises and entertainment facilities.

Centennial provides a complete range of management services which can cover all aspects of operations, including:

– Event Booking
– Facility & Event Marketing
– Financial and Accounting Services
– Physical Plant & Event Operations
– Food and Beverage Service
– Novelty & Team Store Sales
– Event Services
– Parking
– Advertising, Signage, & Sponsorship Sales
– Maintenance and Administration
– Facility Development

CMG Event Services

We provide professional and courteous on-site security and crowd control services. We’re staffed with the best and brightest, to ensure that your event runs smoothly. Our experienced staff can handle crowds of any size, from a few hundred to a hundred thousand. We’ll make sure that your event goes smoothly and safely.

Ticketing:
Here at Centennial Management, we’re more than ticket takers; we’re part of the whole positive experience. We make sure to greet your patrons with warm enthusiasm and a genuine smile. With a positive beginning, it can only get better.

Information:
Our friendly staff is ready and willing to help your guests. That’s because we empower our staff with information about your event. We want to be able to help your guests with any issue that might arise.

Security:
Our well-trained staff is experienced in every potential security situation that might arise. Rest assured that your event’s security will be handled thoroughly, professionally, and to your standard of satisfaction.

Crowd Control:
Your event is exciting and the crowd goes wild– but not too wild. Our professional staff can handle even the rowdiest of crowds. We’ll keep dignity and decorum a part of your event.

Kevin Bruder

General Manager of the Centennial Management Group since in 1997. President of Centennial Management Group since in 1997.Kevin M. Bruder has been an invaluable part of what makes the Elmore Sports Group a success. In 2003, he was invited by the Beijing Development and Planning Commission to serve on three bid-evaluation committees pertaining to the following Olympic Games venues: the Olympic Village, Convention Center, National Indoor Stadium, and the Wukesong Sports and Entertainment Complex. In 2005, Mr. Bruder was appointed as president of the Utah Grizzlies Hockey Club, and oversaw the club’s transition from the AHL to the ECHL. Ever committed, he assumed the role as the team’s CEO in February of 2006. Mr. Bruder received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Iowa State University and earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Drake University. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Public Assembly Administration School and attended the International Association of Assembly Managers Senior Executive Symposium. Mr. Bruder is also a certified public accountant. Mr. Bruder works diligently to support and develop community. He has served on the following boards and committees: Centennial Management Group (president) Board of Directors for TEAM Coalition (Chairman) IAVM Life Safety Council (Chairman) The Budget Committee for IAAM The Professional Development Committee for IAAM Chairman of Board of Directors for ChamberWest The Westminster College Foundation Board of Directors The Nationwide Envirocare Utah Golf Classic Board The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (member) Blessed Sacrament School Board (as president), and Visit Salt Lake (Chairman) He and his wife, Susan, make their home in the Salt Lake suburb of Sandy with their daughters, Allison and Emily and their sons, Joel and Christopher.

Maverik Center

Opened in late 1997, the Maverik Center is Utah’s dazzling and state of the art sports and entertainment arena.

It was designed by the premier arena architect, Populous (formerly HOK Sport). The Maverik Center is the home of the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies, and the Indoor Football League’s Salt Lake Screaming Eagles.

We gained international acclaim and exposure as the host venue for the Ice Hockey Championships at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. In addition to sporting events, the Maverik Center hosts celebrated and A-list entertainers, including Sir Elton John, Neil Diamond, the Jonas Brothers, and the American Idol Tour. The center is proud to cater to all ages, with live entertainment that includes Sesame Street Live, the Wiggles, Arena Cross, and the nationally television productions of Holiday Festival on Ice and World Wrestling Entertainment’s Smack Down Live.

Managed by the Centennial Management Group, Inc., the Maverik Center provides top quality management services to arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums, and convention centers nationwide.

Kevin Bruder

General Manager of the Maverik Center since in 1997. Kevin M. Bruder has been an invaluable part of what makes the Elmore Sports Group a success. In 2003, he was invited by the Beijing Development and Planning Commission to serve on three bid-evaluation committees pertaining to the following Olympic Games venues: the Olympic Village, Convention Center, National Indoor Stadium, and the Wukesong Sports and Entertainment Complex. In 2005, Mr. Bruder was appointed as president of the Utah Grizzlies Hockey Club, and oversaw the club’s transition from the AHL to the ECHL. Ever committed, he assumed the role as the team’s CEO in February of 2006. Mr. Bruder received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Iowa State University and earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Drake University. He is also a graduate of the Public Assembly Administration School and attended the International Association of Assembly Managers Senior Executive Symposium. Mr. Bruder is also a certified public accountant. Mr. Bruder works diligently to support and develop community. He has served on the following boards and committees: Centennial Management Group (president) Board of Directors for TEAM Coalition The Life Safety Council (director) The Budget Committee for IAAM The Professional Development Committee for IAAM Board of Directors for ChamberWest The Westminster College Foundation Board of Directors The Nationwide Envirocare Utah Golf Classic Board The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (member) Blessed Sacrament School Board (as president) He and his wife, Susan, make their home in the Salt Lake suburb of Sandy with their daughters, Allison and Emily and their sons, Joel and Christopher.

Global Sports Partners

Global Sports Partners (GSP) founded in 2005

Global Sports Partners (GSP) is an international sports management and consulting company that specializes in global sporting events and bids on international Games.  GSP also has event expertise in Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games/Local Organizing Committee formation, accreditations and entries, housing and village services, sports and venue planning, transportation and travel, and National Olympic Committees and International Federations communications.

Together Greg Harney (President) and Francisco Campo (Vice President) have overseen or contributed to 17 Olympic Games, 8 Pan American Games, and numerous World Championships and Games bid committees.

GSP stands apart as the only global consulting organization to accomplish the fabled “grand slam” bid– winning the bids for the Olympic Summer Games, the Olympic Winter Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Pan American Games.

Greg Harney

Greg Harney serves as the CEO of Global Sports Partners. Greg Harney is the President of Global Sports Partners. Mr. Harney joined the United States Olympic Committee in 1987. During his distinguished career, Mr. Harney has overseen the USOC’s International Games Preparation and International Affairs divisions. He managed the organization’s international relations, events, and programs, and formulated the organization’s international strategic initiatives and relations. Mr. Harney is also responsible for USOC’s bid administration efforts that included the 2007 Pan American and 2012 Olympic Games, and major international and domestic bid programs.

Diamond Creations

Diamond Creations is a premier food service company headquartered in West Valley City, Utah.

 

We are the exclusive concessionaire for minor league baseball stadiums, sports arenas and music amphitheaters around the country. Diamond Creations is proud to say that USANA Amphitheater in Utah, the Maverik Center in Utah and Security Service Field in Colorado Springs are part of our impressive portfolio.

Diamond Creations has taken pride in providing catering to a vast array of clients and multiple venues and events. We specialize in full catering services, event planning and luxury suite services with world class entertainment.

At Diamond Concessions, our goal is to create a partnership with our clients, not just provide a service. We are willing and able to assist in all aspects of hospitality service and event planning. We work hard to increase revenues and expand opportunities for our clients, and provide them with quality food, beverages and service.

Agostino "Augie" DiGiacomo

Agostino DiGiacomo is currently the President of the Utah operations of Diamond Creations, an upscale catering and concessions company, which has been in existence since 1992, serving the greater Salt Lake/Ogden area. Better known as “Augie”, he is a 1983 graduate of Montclair State University in New Jersey where he earned his BS degree in Business Management. Augie has served in the food service industry for 33 years, holding multiple managerial positions in high volume restaurants, banquet facilities, universities, arenas, stadiums and amphitheaters. Prior to accepting his current position with Diamond Creations, he served as the Director for Compass Group for four years; the largest food service company in the world. Augie has received specialty training and holds certifications in the areas of culinary planning, financial and operational planning and human resource management. Additionally, he has received advanced diversity training and is ServSafe Certified.