HR has a demonstrated track record as an industry leader making him the
ideal addition to our corporate team,” said Peters. “I am confident he
will effectively support our Executive Directors and venue teams by
leveraging his knowledge and experience as a venue manager. I am excited
to have HR as part of the future of VenuWorks.”
Cook brings over 25 years of executive venue management and leadership
experience to the VenuWorks team. His extensive experience includes
account management, large-scale venue expansion feasibility studies,
successful leadership of a $45M venue renovation and expansion project,
and negotiation and execution of numerous client and tenant contracts.
Most recently, Cook has served as General Manager at the Five Flags
Center, managed by ASM Global, in Dubuque, Iowa since 2016.
“While I was not looking for a change, I was presented with an
opportunity to utilize and expand my venue management skills with an
Iowa-based company allowing me to continue to reside in Dubuque, a city
my wife and I have grown to love,” said Cook. “I have enjoyed my time at
the Five Flags Center and feel that I have made a positive impact in
raising the level of entertainment in Dubuque.”
In his new role, Cook will provide direction to several
VenuWorks-managed locations while serving as the primary corporate
liaison to both the client and venue management staff.
Cook begins his new position on October 24.