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Brown Upped

20 Nov

Jim Brown has been named executive director of Wright State Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio. He replaces John Siehl, who took early retirement in September and has since gone to work for VenuWorks.

One of Brown’s first initiatives is to reposition the venue as Wright State Nutter Center, versus the Ervin J. Nutter Center at Wright State University, giving the university a more prominent recognition in everything about the arena. A new logo will be unveiled soon. “Wright State is a young university but a great university,” Brown said. There is considerable mutual benefit in more closely associating the arena with the 20,000-student campus, he said.

Brown said he’s going to stay in his current office, where he has been functioning as acting director since Siehl left. There are no plans to name a new associate director. Brown noted that there were a significant number of very qualified applicants for the job and he is thrilled to have been selected.

He has been at Wright State Nutter Center for 11 years. Prior to that, he worked at the Cumberland County/Crown Coliseum Complex in Fayettevile, N.C. He started in the business in minor league sports with the Columbus (Ohio) Horizon of the Continental Basketball Association after graduating from Bowling Green (Ohio) State University with a plan to get into professional sports management. The facility side soon drew him in.— Linda Deckard and Dave Brooks


Interviewed for this article: Jim Brown, (937) 775-664-6464