VenuWorks Announces Michael Silva as Chief Operating Officer

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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.


About VenuWorks
VenuWorks provides customized management solutions for arenas, stadiums, theatres, and
convention centers throughout the country with services that include operations, catering,
and concessions, along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events.
www.venuworks.com

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