Steve Mattson is Director of Operations for the New Arena at Seattle Center. Mattson brings 27 years of major market arena operations experience to OVG. He comes to Seattle from the Target Center in Minneapolis, home of the NBA Timberwolves. For the past 16 years he was Vice President/General Manager with full responsibly for all aspects of the 19,000-seat facility. Over the course of his time at the Target Center, Mattson oversaw: · The $140 million public/private partnership with the City of Minneapolis for the renovation of the Target Center · Industry record concert tours · National events, including: NBA All-Start Game, NCAA Women’s Final Four, NCAA Wrestling Championships, and International Figure Skating Championships · 8 consecutive years in the NBA playoffs (1997-2004) Earlier in his career, Mattson held positions at Deloitte and 3M. A Minnesota native, Steve is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College.