Ragland Named Executive Director at VenuWorks managed venues in Dodge City, KS

Ragland Named Executive Director at VenuWorks managed venues in Dodge City, KS


(Ames, IA) VenuWorks Founder and President Steve Peters has named Chris Ragland as the Executive Director of the United Wireless Arena and Conference Center in Dodge City, KS, following a nationwide search.  Ragland steps into this role after serving as Assistant General Manager and Director of Operations in Fayetteville, NC at the Crown Center.   He began his duties on September 11.  ChrisRagland


Ragland brings 28 years of experience to the Dodge City position having worked in arena facilities in Ft. Wayne, IN and Milwaukee, WI.  He also spent 15 years with the Feld Entertainment Company, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment such as Disney on Ice, Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circus, and Kaleidoscape.


“Chris Ragland’s experience in all operational aspects of facility management including programming, ticketing, sales and marketing will serve the Dodge City region extremely well” said VenuWorks’ Regional Vice President John Siehl.


In his venue management career, Ragland has successfully worked with regional and community organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureaus as well as City and County management. He brings to Dodge City a focus on building strong partnerships with the stakeholders of the venue.


“I am looking forward to continuing the relationships I have built over the years with regional and national promoters and working with the VenuWorks team,” said Ragland.  “It will be great to start meeting people in the community and get some feedback on how the building is being used and how the community would like to see it used.”

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