TUPELO, MISS. (WCBI) – The brand new chief for the area’s largest leisure advanced is on the job.
Doug Johnson has been the manager director of the Bancorpsouth Enviornment and convention middle for a couple of month now.
He’s wanting ahead to serving to the leisure advanced attain new heights.
“The prior administrators right here have carried out an outstanding job placing the Bancorpsouth Enviornment on the map, what I must do is tweak that and take it up a degree,” Johnson mentioned.
Johnson is a person on a mission. He desires to draw a greater diversity of occasions to the world and convention middle.
Johnson involves the Bancorpsouth Enviornment from Milwaukee, the place he was vp of sports activities and leisure for the Wisconsin Heart District. He desires to see extra neighborhood involvement within the facility.
“It is a neighborhood asset and it has been checked out, as a neighborhood asset so we’ll proceed that, deliver folks into our world and exit into their world, it mutually advantages the town of Tupelo and this area after we do issues like that, we will all work collectively and do this shifting ahead,” Johnson mentioned.
Johnson seems to be ahead to reserving conferences and different occasions on the newly expanded Convention Heart. Work is full on the 15 million greenback growth and renovation challenge that doubles the assembly house, and likewise features a VIP lounge and different points of interest.
Though some live shows have been pushed again to the autumn, Johnson and his workers are working arduous, trying to e-book occasions that don’t require the total area house and likewise trying to the long run.
“Often, we’re placing exhibits collectively, six months to a 12 months out, the beauty of now, constructive issues, we will put together one thing we couldn’t work on earlier than, trigger we have been busy, day-after-day, doing enterprise, now we’ve been in a position to step again and concentrate on the issues we’d like,” he mentioned.
Earlier than approaching board, Johnson says he requested promoters their ideas on the Bancorpsouth Enviornment. He says their enthusiastic feedback concerning the workers and services helped persuade him to make the profession transfer.
Some distinctive neighborhood occasions are anticipated to be introduced within the subsequent few weeks.