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Mike Shopene

IT Technician

Michael Shopene joined the Knoxville Convention Center team in July 2017. He has 20 years of information technology experience in administration and support. At the Convention Center, he is responsible for maintaining a high level of up-time for a wide variety of systems, not least of which is supporting the various ways our customers utilize the internet.

Mike previously worked for an engineering firm that developed air pollution control technologies. He brings those years of experience to the Knoxville Convention Center team.

In his spare time, Mike likes to CrossFit, enjoy the outdoors, and discuss movies.


Phone: 865-251-6055

Email: michael.shopene@asmknoxville.com


701 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902


How long have you lived in Knoxville?

I have lived in Knoxville for 44 years. Almost my entire life.

What do you think sets Knoxville apart as a great city to visit?

The Great Smoky Mountains, downtown Knoxville, and the East Tennessee area combine to offer a great variety of activities.

What is your favorite part about working at the Knoxville Convention Center?

The mix of events helps expose me to a wide set of technologies, which provide great opportunities for me to learn.