On June 1, the Von Braun Center promoted Kevin Glouner to VBC Food and Beverage Director. He previously worked as Senior Food and Beverage Manager.
This follows the retirement of longtime Food and Beverage Director Bruce Mitchell, who served the VBC and its countless guests for 22 years.
Kevin served as a Deputy Sheriff in Tuscaloosa for five years while attending the University of Alabama, then relocated to Huntsville where he joined the VBC full-time as the Concessions Manager in 2006.
“Kevin has proven himself to be an invaluable asset to the VBC Team over the last 15 years,” commented Steve Maples, the Von Braun Center’s Executive Director. “His leadership skills and creativity, paired with his friendly and outgoing personality will be strong attributes going into his new position. I’m confident he will continue developing the Food and Beverage Department as large events come back to the building and we gear up for the expansion of our convention and conference center.”
Throughout his tenure at the VBC, Kevin has taken on many roles. Some of those roles include the management of all merchandise sold in the venue, managing F&B for the Big Spring Jam and participating on creation teams for events like Heads-N-Tails Crawfish Festival, the Shrimp Blast Festival and the Von Brewski Beer Festival. In 2018, Kevin was promoted to Senior Manager of F&B taking on the #2 role to the then Director, Bruce Mitchell.
“I am truly honored and blessed for the opportunity to be part of the Senior Management Team at the Von Braun Center,” said Kevin. “Bruce was a tremendous mentor and has always led by example, resulting in a talented and dedicated department that I am proud to lead.”
Kevin continued, “As I step into this new role post-COVID, we are preparing to fully re-open and are excited to once again offer first-class service to all of our guests – whether at a Havoc hockey game in Propst Arena, a sold-out show in Mars Music Hall, and every type of event in between – we are excited to be back in the business of serving the community with professional and friendly hospitality!”
Outside of the Von Braun Center, Kevin is the owner Express Entertainment – a Limousine Bus company with business partner Damont Hewlett. In connection with the limousine company, they also started a non-profit organization called Driving Hope HSV. This organization was created to help two very specific groups near to their hearts: Veterans with transportation needs to the VA Hospital in Birmingham, and a program called A Date With The Bus which takes terminally ill kids or kids with life-altering illnesses on a party bus ride.
Kevin and his wife, Jessica, live in Huntsville with their daughter, Mila, and have a new baby on the way.