Daniels worked for arenas in some big cities – Houston, Memphis and most recently New Orleans – before taking a job at Intrust Bank Arena last month.
She said the pull of family in Kansas finally brought her back.
“The only reason I would leave New Orleans is so I could be close to family," Daniels said. “I also look forward to being part of the family here at Intrust Bank Arena."
Daniels’ parents, brother, sister-in-law, nieces and nephews live in Olathe and Overland Park.
At Intrust Arena, which is managed by SMG, Daniels supervises the planning and execution of events and oversees guest services and in-house security.
Daniels grew up in Overland Park and graduated from the University of Kansas. She was working as a sales assistant at the Astrodome in Houston when a job in event services opened up in 2001. She worked for the facility for seven years before moving to another SMG-managed facility in Memphis. Most recently, she was a manager at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Outside of work, Daniels enjoys hiking, movies, cooking and traveling.