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Bowen Named Sears Centre Executive Director

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Following the successful development and grand opening of Sears Centre, Jeff Bowen has been named as new executive director of the arena.

"At Sears Centre we've enjoyed a great inaugural series of concert, sporting and entertainment events,” said Jeff Smith, President of Ryan Companies Midwest. “With Jeff’s qualifications and creativity, and the caliber of facility we have at Sears Centre, I am confident that he will lead us to an even better second season.”

Bowen brings more than 35 years of exceptional experience to Sears Centre, most recently serving as vice president of Pacers Sports and Entertainment at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. There, Jeff was responsible for new business development and contract negotiations for all events held at the arena, the home to the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. The arena draws well over 1 million people annually.

“Sears Centre represents a wide-open opportunity; a brand new arena in a vibrant market within the Chicago suburbs,” Bowen said. “The chance to be part of something brand new like Sears Centre, and the ability to grow a business, is always exciting.”

Bowen can be reached at 847-649-2201, or by email at –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers