Ben Bolander Named as Executive Director of Hartman Arena

Ben Bolander Named as Executive Director of Hartman Arena

PARK CITY, KS (June 17, 2015) – VenuWorks President, Steve Peters, CFE and Hartman Arena are excited to announce the hiring of Ben Bolander as Executive Director. Bolander has been serving as interim Executive Director since April.Ben Bolander

Bolander brings extensive experience in building relationships through a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of the venue management industry. As General Manager of VenuWorks managed Victory Theatre in Evansville, IN, he was responsible for working with tenants and promoters, developing and implementing capital projects, and setting budgets for operations and events. Additionally, Bolander assisted with bookings at the 11,000 seat Ford Center while in Evansville.

Bolander has also served as Executive Director of the Convocation Center at California University of Pennsylvania, and as Associate Director of the Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA. He brings over a decade of experience in the entertainment and venue management industry. Recently, he graduated from the International Association of Venue Managers’ Graduate Institute.

“We feel that Ben is the right fit for the job. He has proven his ability to lead and manage well as General Manager of the Victory Theatre, and we know that he will do a great job for Hartman Arena,” said Peters. “He will bring his experience and creativity, along with his knowledge of multi-purpose venues, to this facility.”

“I am very excited about this opportunity,” said Bolander. “Hartman Arena has endless potential and I look forward to tapping into that potential and growing the Arena’s presence in this market.”

Wink Hartman, owner of Hartman Arena said, “We are excited to have Ben. He brings a new energy level to the Arena and a diverse background”.

About Hartman Arena
Hartman Arena, with a total seating capacity of 6,750, is the home to great live entertainment, indoor sports and community events, and is managed by VenuWorks, America’s emerging leader in venue management.