Philip Costa, Director Event Operations, has over 10 years of experience in facility management. At the Center he manages a staff of 60 employees whose responsibilities include event set-up and cleaning. Philip is the resident Sustainability Guru, overseeing most of the Center's green efforts. Previously Philip worked at the Augusta Entertainment Complex in Augusta, GA as the Event Manager, where he oversaw operations for events.
At the Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, FL Philip worked as the Senior Event Coordinator for three years. In total Philip brings more than 10 years of experience in facility management. "Two of my favorite parts of working in facility management are seeing the transformations that occur from event to event, as well as, the memorable experiences that you can provide guests and visitors. Every day brings unique challenges, but being able to work with amazing teams to put on an event is a truly rewarding experience." said Philip when asked what he enjoys about facility management.
Philip holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Sports Business Management from the University of Central Florida.