VenuWorks to Manage Holland Civic Center in Holland, MI; Announces New Executive Director

The city of Holland, Michigan has awarded management of the Holland Civic Center to Iowa-based venue management company, VenuWorks. VenuWorks has significant experience managing multi-purpose facilities that host community, regional, and national events.

VenuWorks named Barbara Wiggins as the Executive Director of the Holland Civic Center. Wiggins began her new role on May 7.

“The city of Holland is positioned for an exciting future with the renovation plans at the Holland Civic Center. It will be a privilege for VenuWorks to be a part of that future,” said VenuWorks president Steve Peters. “We are thrilled to bring Barbara to Holland to lead the Civic Center team. Barbara has proven experience in oversight of all building operations. We are confident she will make a positive impact at the Holland Civic Center and in the Holland community.”

Wiggins brings nearly two decades of diverse entertainment business and venue management experience to the position. She began her facility management career with VenuWorks as Director of Facility and Services at the Chevrolet Center in Youngstown, Ohio. She was then promoted to Executive Director of the Topeka Performing Arts Center in Topeka, Kansas. Most recently, Wiggins spent two years serving as Director of Planning and Logistics for the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee.

“We can’t wait to celebrate concerts and conferences in the newly expanded Holland Civic Center with its fresh glass, brick, and river rock,” said Mayor Nancy DeBoer. “Ms. Wiggins’ energy and expertise will lead the team as they bring the project to its full potential. From the fireplace to the water view, people will love the complete experience.”

“I’m looking forward to being part of this exciting endeavor. The commitment and dedication of the Board of Directors of the Holland Civic Center and the community of Holland will help make the city’s progressive vision a reality,” said Barbara Wiggins, Executive Director of the Holland Civic Center.

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