The Ralston Arena announced Wednesday the hiring of Stan Benis to the position of executive director. The appointment was approved by the Ralston City Council Tuesday night.
Benis most recently served as production manager for the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs and held various management positions with CenturyLink Center Omaha, Omaha Civic Auditorium and TD Ameritrade Park.
Benis' responsibilities in Ralston will include programming for the facility relating to touring entertainment and sports as well as booking groups into other areas of the building.
“Throughout our search, we had some wonderful applications from across the country," said Ralston Mayor Don Groesser. "We had an excellent candidate come to us from right here in the Omaha area. We are really looking forward to having someone local with a great deal of experience in the arena business and in addition a good understanding of the Omaha market. We feel that he will be a great fit and look forward to his expertise and what he will bring to the table.”