Mel Raines, senior vice president of facilities operations for Pacers Sports & Entertainment, and her senior team at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Steady Hand on the Wheel From political conventions to Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Mel Raines is a pro’s pro Michele “Mel” Raines knows how to go the extra mile, even when that means closing the road.  As the senior vice president of facilities operations for Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Raines was instrumental in the bid that her organization made in 2017 to bring the 2021 NBA All-Star Game to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.  “Instead of just FedExing it to New York City to the league office, (Pacers Sports & Entertainment Chief Operating Officer) Rick Fuson came up with the idea to get in an Indy car and drive it down Fifth Avenue and deliver it to Commissioner Adam Silver with Larry Bird (at the time the […]
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