Petersburg, VA – August 30, 2018 – Nate Harris joins Spectra at the Virginia State University Multi-Purpose Center as Assistant General Manager and Director of Marketing. Harris’ responsibilities will focus on the marketing and public relations for the VSU Multi-Purpose Center as well as additional administrative oversight for the venue.


General Manager Victor Landry stated, “we are very excited to have Nate join the team at the MPC. He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and track record of success. We are looking forward him being with us in Petersburg.”


Harris comes to the VSU Multi-Purpose Center a veteran with Spectra. Harris career began his career with Spectra in November 2010 as Marketing Manager at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. In November 2012 he was promoted to Director of Marketing at the Mullins Center at UMass Amherst where he was there for 2 years. He then moved on to become the Senior Marketing Manager at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, went back to the MassMutual Center in September 2015 to serve as the Director of Marketing and Sales, and then in February 2016 was promoted to Assistant General Manager of the Tsongas Center and Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA.


About VSU Multi-Purpose Center: The VSU Multi-Purpose Center is a state-of-the-art multipurpose venue located on the campus of Virginia State University, in Petersburg, VA. The arena is able to seat more than 6,000 guests, making it the largest events venue located south of Richmond in the state of Virginia. The amenities-packed arena serves as a full entertainment facility hosting athletic events, commencements, live concerts, family shows, trade shows, and more. VSU Multi-Purpose Center is home to the Virginia State University Trojans Basketball and Volleyball teams and managed by Spectra. For more information visit,


About Spectra: Spectra is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three main divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services), and Partnerships. Learn more at​




Nate Harris

Assistant General Manager/Director of Marketing

Virginia State University Multi-Purpose Center

Spectra Venue Management

804-524-3233 (ph)

804-892-6551 (cell)

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