Dowling Named Director of Operations at Bridge View Center


dowling   (Ottumwa) – Bridge View Center and VenuWorks of Ottumwa are pleased to welcome Matt Dowling to the Bridge View Center as Director of Operations. He began his duties on January 28. His responsibilities will be for all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, custodial, event conversion, audio-visual and grounds keeping for Bridge View Center.

Dowling joins Bridge View Center following a nine year career with the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. There, he oversaw the operations of the 750,000 square foot Convention Center and assisted with the safety and security of the National Bowling Stadium, event center, livestock event center and golf course. He also served as Director of Operations for the Irving (TX) Convention Center at Las Colinas and the Hurst (TX) Conference Center while it was managed by VenuWorks.

“Having Matt become a member of our management team at Bridge View Center was worth the wait,” commented Larry Gawronski, Bridge View Center Executive Director. “He is extremely qualified, has a vast amount of experience and knows the VenuWorks system. This gives him a distinct advantage.”

“This was the perfect opportunity for me to return to the VenuWorks family and share my expertise with Bridge View Center,” said Dowling. “I know Larry (Gawronski) from having worked with him in Texas while he was in Mississippi. I’m happy to join this well-balanced team.

Bridge View Center gives me the ability to work with a theater component that was not in my previous buildings. I am looking forward to learning more about and working with our clients and patrons.”