Robert E. Carney
Director of Event operations
Since 2007, Bob Carney has served as Director of Event Operations for sports and entertainment events at Positive Impact S+E.
His responsibilities have seen him managing catering logistics in the Caribbean for the 2007 Cricket World Cup; a series of sold-out arena concerts for a Christian media company; management of sports activities for the 2011 Quicken Loans Carrier Classic and the 2012 Northrop Grumman Battle on the Midway - both nationally televised men's college basketball games held outdoors on board aircraft carriers; and the FOX Sports Pearl Harbor Invitational Men's Basketball Events in Hawaii.
Bob has worked in the sports and entertainment field for over 30 years. After graduating from Rutgers University, were he played varsity football and was an All-American lacrosse player, he went to work for the newly created New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.As a member of the management team, he participated in the construction and opening of Giants Stadium and The Meadowlands Racetrack during the fall of 1976. Carney was also a member of the Construction Committee that was responsible for the design, construction and operational opening of the Meadowlands Arena in the summer of 1981.
Carney worked as the Senior Management Officer in the operation of Giants Stadium (76,000 seats) and Meadowlands Arena (20,000 seats) until his retirement in 2003 as the Vice President and General Manager of Arena and Stadium Operations. During his tenure, he over saw the operation of the facilities that housed 2 NFL franchises (Giants & Jets), indoor and outdoor soccer teams (Cosmos & Metrostars), an NBA franchise (NJ Nets) and an NHL franchise (NJ Devils) along with other franchises for indoor Lacrosse, Roller Hockey and NCAA Seton Hall Basketball Team.
Carney has overseen the production of over 700 indoor and outdoor concerts that featured every major entertainer "out on tour". The Arena hosted traditional family shows (Circus, Disney on Ice, Globetrotters, etc.) along with one-time productions such as Motor Cross, Truck Pulls, Rodeos, Trade Shows, College Graduations, indoor Track and Field and the National Horse Show.