BOISE, Idaho: May 15, 2023─ The Greater Boise Auditorium District Board of Directors is pleased to announce Cody Lund as the new Executive Director of Boise Centre. Lund was selected following a three-month search and is currently the Assistant Executive Director of Boise Centre. He will succeed Pat Rice, who retires at the end of 2023. In his new role, Lund will oversee a senior leadership team responsible for the facility’s daily operations, managing Boise Centre’s $9 million annual budget, and ongoing sales and promotion activity. Lund will also serve as a liaison and represent the District Board of Directors as it relates to community resources.
During the search for a new Executive Director, candidates throughout the country were interviewed, and Cody Lund stood out among the rest,” said District Chairwoman Kristin Muchow. “His passion, current leadership of day-to-day activities at Boise Centre, and depth of experience in all facets of venue management, operations, and food and beverage make him the perfect candidate to continue the Centre’s place in the community. Cody is a well-respected leader in the convention center industry and the board looks forward to working with him in the years to come.”
As Assistant Executive Director of Boise Centre from 2017 to 2023, he was responsible for leading and managing four of the convention center’s largest departments. Including food and beverage services, event management, building facility operations, and technology services. His upward progression spans twelve years and includes the Director of Operations where he played a key role in the successful opening of Boise Centre’s expansion and renovation project.
“I look forward to leading Boise Centre and to continuing to build upon our reputation for service excellence,” said Cody Lund. “It is a privilege to work with some of the most passionate and skilled event and venue management professionals in the business. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead them; to serve the District and the community I call home.”
Lund developed and led the implementation of Boise Centre’s work culture program, Wowgistics. He is a strategic and respected leader who values building relationships with clients and team members.
Lund serves as the Region 4 Assistant Director of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and is a graduate of IAVM Venue Management School. He is a member of the Capital City Kiwanis Club, Idaho Public Purchasing Association, and SKAL Club of Boise and has served as a mentor in the Boise Young Professionals B Wise program. In 2022, he was recognized as Manager of the Year in the Recognition of Service Excellence (ROSE) awards
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About the Greater Boise Auditorium District ‘The District’: The Greater Boise Auditorium District was created in June 1959 by Boise voters. Its purpose is to promote economic growth and serve the public need and to build, operate, maintain, market, and manage public auditoriums, exhibit halls, convention centers, sports arenas, and other similar facilities. In 1990, the District completed the construction of Boise Centre, Idaho’s premier convention center. More information can be viewed here.