Michael Enoch, who managed the public gathering facilities at City Springs, the city’s new City Hall complex, including the center (also known as the Byers Theatre), left the post in early October, city spokeswoman Sharon Kraun said. Because Enoch was an employee of Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the company hired by the city to handle management of City Springs’ venues, Kraun deferred any subsequent questions to Spectra.
Enoch’s hiring was announced in January 2017 and he started working at City Springs the following month. He has worked nearly 40 years in the venue management industry, coming to Sandy Springs after serving Spectra at the Studio City Events Center in Macau, China.
Enoch did not immediately return a message via his Facebook page seeking comment on his resignation. Prior to working in China, he had worked in leadership roles at venues across the globe, including stops in Portland, Oregon; Las Vegas; Los Angeles and Thailand.
Spectra spokeswoman Blair Kahora Cardinal said the company has already started its search for a new general manager.
“We most certainly thank Michael for his contributions toward the successful opening (of) the City Springs Performing Arts Center,” she said.
Cardinal also said Spectra Regional Vice President Trent Merritt is serving as the acting general manager for City Springs’ center until a permanent replacement has been hired.
“Trent has been involved with this project as Spectra’s RVP since 2015, and so (he) has been intimately involved with the design, pre-opening, hiring for and overall management of the facility,” she said.