Daren Libonati, who for the past 11 months has been working under the title of
"interim director" at the the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, was named the
facility's permanent director on July 3. In addition to the 18,500-seat arena,
Libonati will be in charge of the adjoining Cox Pavilion and the 36,800-seat Sam
Libonati was selected over four other finalists in a five-month search to replace Pat
Christenson, who resigned last August to become president of Las Vegas Events.