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Facility Management Vets Form Event Pro

(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Industry veterans Rick Pruski, Terry Dederich and Jim Walczak, with more than 60 years experience between them in sports, entertainment and in the public assembly facility management industry, have formed Event Pro, LLC, a full-service event, venue management and consultant company.

The three principals' experience covers arenas, stadiums, performing arts centers, convention centers and tradeshow facilities, from the initial planning stages of a new or renovated venue to its opening, and managing these
facilities and their daily operations for events from 7 to 70,000 people. Event Pro can
also book, produce and coordinate all elements of an event right on through
the settlement and move-out.

Pruski has been with the La Crosse Center in LaCrosse, WI, University of Wisconsin Green Bay and with PMI at the Brown County Veteran’s Memorial Complex in Green Bay. This complex is comprised of the Resch Center, Shopko Hall and the Brown County Veteran’s Memorial Arena. He was a key component in the management of PMI’s Lambeau Field game day operations.

Dederich has been with the Tri-Cities Coliseum Complex in Kennewick, WA, TMS Motorsports in Gilbert, AZ and Chicago, Show Me Center on the campus of
Southeast Missouri State University and PMI in Green Bay, WI.

Walczak has been with the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI;
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Complex in Rapid City, SD; Kellogg Arena in
Battle Creek, MI; Midwest Services, an event staffing company and with the
Denver Nuggets in Denver; LaCrosse Center in LaCrosse, WI; and the Casper
Events Center in Casper, WY.

Event Pro, LLC is affiliated with the International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM), International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) and Stadium Managers Association (SMA). It is located at 333 Main Street, Green Bay, WI 54301; phone: (920) 433-2003; — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner