The President/CEO will be responsible for the management and oversight of three separate facilities owned and operated by the Wisconsin Center District.
The President/CEO shall have the authority, subject to the Wisconsin Center District by- laws and the directions of the District’s Board of Directors, to direct and manage the business of the District, represent the District before others, employ and discharge all officers and employees, and, in general perform all of the duties and to exercise all authorities usually incident to the office of the President and CEO or those which may be assigned by the Board or any of the Board’s Committees.
Incumbent shall report to the Board and to the Board Committees on the progress and affairs of the District.
• Extensive senior management experience in the convention, entertain- ment, and sporting industry
• Substantial demonstrated experience in facility management, and facility infrastructure
• Financially astute management skills with supervisory abilities and demonstrated successes in the convention, entertainment and sporting industry
• Dynamic and personable leadership qualities suited to representing the Wisconsin Center District
• Ability to lead by example with clear objectives for service and support and to build consensus
• The skill to oversee three distinct and geographically separated facili- ties with work plans and projects
• A strong capacity to collaborate with a board of directors, committee heads, and staff
• Ability to build partnerships that increase resources to the District
• Strong negotiating skills • Ability to work actively with the Convention Bureau to generate new business • Strong qualities and skills in finding new sponsorship clients.
The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) is a government body created under Wisconsin State Statute in 1994 to fund, build and operate the Midwest Express Center (now Wisconsin Center) in downtown Milwaukee, and continue operating the existing venues now called the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and Miller High Life Theatre.
In 2015, under a new State Statute, the Wisconsin Center District was authorize...d to issue bonds for a new basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, and will oversee that facility, the demolition of the BMO Harris Bank Bradley Center and, in the future, the operations of the Marcus Center for Performing Arts.
Not a unit of state, county or city government, WCD is instead a semi-autonomous municipality called a “district,” meaning its leaders are appointed by elected officials, and it can issue bonds and collect taxes within strict limits established by statute.
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