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VenuWorks Hires Lynn Cannon as Executive Director of the Coliseum in Bloomington, IL

VenuWorks Hires Lynn Cannon as Executive Director of the Coliseum in Bloomington, IL

Bloomington, IL – After conducting a national search, Steve Peters, President of VenuWorks, has hired Lynn Cannon as the Executive Director of the VenuWorks-managed Coliseum.

“It is my sincere pleasure to hire someone with Lynn’s diverse industry background to lead the Coliseum and its team in Bloomington. She will be an asset to VenuWorks, the Coliseum and the community of Bloomington,” said Peters.

After a decade in the industry, Cannon joined the management team that opened the United Center in Chicago in 1994. During her United Center tenure, the venue hosted many high profile events such as the 1996 Democratic National Convention, the 1996, 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals, as well as Frank Sinatra’s final arena concert performance on October 22, 1994. In 2000, Cannon was hired as the Director of Guest Relations and Entertainment for Arlington Park Racecourse, responsible for all on-track entertainment and the hiring and training of all part-time seasonal staff. She was later promoted to General Manager for several of their off-track betting facilities. Most recently, Cannon served as the Director of the Navy Pier IMAX Theatre, one of the top 5 grossing IMAX theatres in the United States.

“As a long-time veteran of venue management, I’ve met several of the VenuWorks team members over the years and have always been impressed by their comprehensive industry knowledge and hard-working attitude,” said Cannon. “I can’t express how thrilled I am to be joining this wonderful company and becoming part of the Bloomington community as the Executive Director of the Coliseum.”

“We welcome Ms. Cannon to Bloomington and look forward to working with her as Executive Director of the Coliseum. Our partnership with VenuWorks has made this transition as smooth as possible, and we are pleased to have a Director in place so quickly,” said David Hales, City Manager.

Cannon will begin her new position in Bloomington on December 5th.

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