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VenuWorks Announces Michael Silva as Chief Operating Officer

Ames, IA – VenuWorks, a leader in venue management and operations, today announced that Michael Silva will become the company’s Chief Operating Officer effective April 1, 2024, and will conclude a successful tenure as the Executive Director of the VenuWorks-managed Alliant Energy PowerHouse, the Paramount Theatre, the McGrath Amphitheatre, and the ImOn Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Silva, a native of Staten Island, NY, launched his industry career at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH in 2000; followed by positions at the Petersen Events Center (PA) and the Johnstown War Memorial (PA), before beginning his VenuWorks career. Since being hired by VenuWorks in 2014, Silva has served as the Executive Director of the California University of PA Convocation Center, the Topeka Performing Arts Center, and CR Events Live which includes the Alliant Energy PowerHouse, the Paramount Theatre, the McGrath Amphitheatre, and the ImOn Ice Arena.


“Mike is the right person to lead our venue operations,” said Steve Peters, Founder/CEO of VenuWorks. “He is a results-driven leader who also understands the importance of developing strong professional relationships. Mike’s demonstrated track record in client services, financial management, strategic planning, and employee development will enhance our strategy and growth initiatives. I am excited for Mike to join our executive team and confident he will make an immediate impact.”


“I am extremely grateful to Steve for entrusting me with the opportunity to join the executive team at the corporate office. I look forward to leveraging my diverse venue experience to build upon the company’s success in providing first-class venue management,” said Silva.


Silva’s new role will commence on April 1st. He will be based in Ames, Iowa at the VenuWorks Corporate offices.

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