Lynda Reinhart, director of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, was recently selected by VenuesNow Magazine as a 2018 Woman of Influence. Reinhart is one of five women in the live events industry selected by the magazine to receive the honor.

As reported in the magazine: “Reinhart has spent her career in Gainesville, working at the venue as a student in 1994 and joining full time in 1998. Her duties recently saw her overseeing a $65 million renovation of the arena. Given her university setting and penchant for mentoring, Reinhart has been very involved on [the International Association of Venue Managers] Body of Knowledge Task Force and was instrumental in developing a standardized facility management curriculum and college textbook.” Read the article here.