Steve Peters, president of VenuWorks, an Iowa-based site management company, has announced the promotion of Erin Southard to Executive Director of the Vicksburg Convention Center.
“I am pleased to announce the promotion of Erin to the position of General Manager of the Vicksburg Convention Center. Erin has been with VenuWorks since 2003, during which time she held positions in the events department and proved to be a committed business leader, ”said Peters.
Most recently, Southard served as the Director of Sales and Events for the Convention Center.
“To say that I am delighted to accept this promotion in the city that I love is an understatement. I am more than grateful to begin this new journey with the amazing team at the Convention Center, ”said Southard. “My hope is to be a valued leader for our community, our customers and our VenuWorks team. I will strive to continue to maintain the reputation we have earned through our exemplary service and our ability to exceed customer expectations.
“Erin is a great choice to lead the Convention Center team. She has acquired a wealth of knowledge during her tenure, which will allow her to get started quickly. Erin has the drive and passion we need in Vicksburg and I look forward to working with her, ”said Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr.
Southard will begin his role immediately.