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Lynn Cannon

Certified Venue Executive
Algonquin, IL

About

I’ve worked in sports and entertainment for more than 30 years. I can bring valuable insight into streamlined operations, staffing and game entertainment. Managed venues of up to 40,000 and teams of 2,500.

Experience


Executive Director

Dec 2016 - Jun 2020
Managed the 8,000 seat arena for the City of Bloomington with VenuWorks, Inc. Reduced operating deficit by over $300,000 in my second year. Oversaw ticketing, booking, sales, marketing, operations, finance and food & beverage operations.

Theatre Director

Apr 2008 - Aug 2016
Managed the 440 seat IMAX Theatre at Navy Pier in Chicago. Top grossing IMAX theatre in the country. Responsible for theatre operations, marketing, sales, ticketing and food & beverage.

General Manager

Feb 2000 - Apr 2008
Regional GM for Arlington Park owned off-track betting facilities in northern Illinois. Full service restaurants, bars, wagering and group sales.

Manager of Guest Relations and Suite Operations

Jul 1994 - Feb 2000
Managed operations for the United Center Joint Venture including Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks games, concerts, shows and expos.

Education


Journalism - BA
Aug 1982 - May 1986

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