Ryman Auditorium Names New General Manager

Gary Levy

Opry Entertainment Group has announced the promotion of Gary Levy to General Manager of the Ryman Auditorium, reporting to Opry Entertainment Chief Operating Officer Michael Guth.

Levy previously served as the Ryman’s Director of Operations, a position he has held for the past two years. As General Manager, Levy will continue to oversee the daytime and nighttime operations of the venue. He will work closely with Opry Entertainment Sr. VP of Programming and Artist Relations Sally Williams.

Levy has been part of the Ryman team for the past 10 years, serving as the Ryman’s Facility Manager for six years, before being promoted to Sr. Facility & Events Services Manager in 2014. For the past two years, he served as the Director of Operations. He joined the Ryman after working for the Florida Marlins for nine years, during which he was part of their 2003 World Series win.

Guth, Chief Operating Officer of Opry Entertainment said, “Gary is a seasoned operator and an outstanding leader with a true passion for the Ryman’s rich history. I could not be more pleased to have his leadership at a time when more people than ever before are visiting Nashville and experiencing the Ryman for themselves.”


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