(Ames, Iowa) – Following a national search, Steve Peters, President of VenuWorks, has announced Lance Sadlek as the Executive Director of the RiverCenter and Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa. Sadlek succeeds long-time Executive Director Rick Palmer who earlier this year requested the opportunity to concentrate exclusively on programming the Adler Theatre as its General Manager.
Sadlek brings over three decades of experience in performing arts venue management to the RiverCenter and Adler Theatre. He had served as the Director of the Galvin Fine Arts Center in Davenport since 1991. While its helm, Sadlek oversaw a facility that included a 1,100-seat auditorium, 110-seat recital hall, 55-seat black box theater, practice rooms, offices, and classrooms housing Theater, Music, Art, and Communications Departments, television and radio stations, book arts lab, scene and costume shops, and two art galleries. He was also integral in producing over 90 performing arts programs and events annually.
“We welcome Lance, with his passion for the performing arts and his vast experience in the Quad Cities. Lance is a results-orientated leader who, together with the talented venue staff, will establish the highest standards for operational excellence ensuring our patrons have the best customer experience at the RiverCenter and Adler Theatre,” said Steve Peters, VenuWorks President.
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to continue to serve the Quad Cities region in a way that can be so impactful,” said Lance Sadlek, Executive Director. “Our community is very fortunate to have the RiverCenter and Adler Theatre and I look forward to continuing to bring memorable experiences to its patrons.”
Sadlek begins his new position at the RiverCenter and Adler Theatre on December 12th.
VenuWorks provides customized management solutions for arenas, stadiums, theatres, and convention centers throughout the country with services that include operations, catering, concessions, along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events. www.venuworks.com