AMES, Iowa (CelebrityAccess) — VenuWorks has been named to oversee the Iowa State Center, which includes Stephens Auditorium, Fisher Theater and the Scheman Building.
The five-year deal will see VenuWorks assuming management for all events, conferences, catering and concessions at venues, commencing on August 1st.
The Iowa State Center has been under private management since 1988, first with Ogden Corp and then, since 2001, Philadelphia-based SMG. That contract, which expired June 30, has been extended to July 31 to accommodate the transition to VenuWorks’ management.
Mark North, general manager of the Iowa State Center, will leave his position effective July 31. A new manager will be named within the next 60 days. VenuWorks plans to retain all other Iowa State Center employees. – Staff Writers