Hoyt Sherman Place Staff Directory

Carol Pollock, Executive Director
(515) 244-0507 ext. 206

Prior to joining Hoyt Sherman Place in the fall of 2006, Carol was the Booking & Marketing Director at the 17,000 seat AT&T Center (Home of the San Antonio Spurs) and Booking Manager at the 65,000 seat Alamodome, both in San Antonio, TX. Prior to San Antonio, Pollock served as General Manager of the Pensacola, Florida Civic Center, the Bayfront Auditorium and the 1,800-seat restored Saenger Theater. She began her career in the public facility industry as the Marketing Director for the Rockford, IL MetroCentre. Carol was recognized by the Pensacola News Journal as one of 12 successful women in leadership roles and was a founder of “On the Waterfront”, Illinois’ largest music festival that annually draws over 350,000 people to downtown Rockford.

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Felix Campbell, Technical Stage Manager

(515) 244-0507 ext. 202

Felix Campbell attended Iowa State University for seven years studying Computer Science and Physics. He has worked at Hoyt Sherman Place since October 2003. Felix enjoys his time at Hoyt because he encounters new challenges each day. Felix lives in Des Moines with his dog and his two cats.
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Dennis Wilhelm, Building & Grounds Maintenance Supervisor

(515) 244-0507 ext. 201

Dennis Wilhelm has a 12-year career with Hoyt Sherman Place supervising all aspects of facility and grounds maintenance. He brings over 20 years experience providing facility management services to mid-sized commercial operations.
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John Bryan, Business Manager
(515) 244-0507 ext. 207

Ten years previous convention center/arena with the City of Des Moines, Polk County, and Global Spectrum. John served in capacities of both Finance Manager, Operations Manager, and acting Facility Administrator. Prior to that John served 18 years in various management capacities with both the City of Des Moines and the City of West Des Moines.

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Allison Fegley, Events & Sales Manager
(515) 244-0507 ext. 212

Allison graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and Spanish. During her time at school she had the opportunity to study and work abroad in London, England, for a semester, where she gained a lot of event planning and marketing experience. When she started at Hoyt Sherman Place in July 2008, she served as the Event and Volunteer Coordinator and was later promoted to Event and Sales Manager in 2010. In 2012, she was selected to be part of a team who managed the needs of those requiring mobility assistance at Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Allison also received a scholarship to receive additional management training at Venue Management School at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia, during the summers of 2013 and 2014. She currently lives in Urbandale and enjoys taking walks, spending time with friends and visiting family.

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Dana Hanson, Box Office Manager
(515) 244-0507 ext. 205

Dana graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. During her time at Simpson, Dana was involved in Greek Life, Women's Basketball, and intramurals. Being an officer in her sorority gave her valuable life skills and leadership opportunities. Dana continues to volunteer her time as an alumnae advisor to her sorority. An internship at Ticketmaster provided her with great experience and connections, which turned out to be instrumental in finding her job at Hoyt Sherman Place. Dana joined the staff in July 2008.

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Mary Gesiriech, Director of Development and Donor Relations
(515) 244-0507 ext. 210

Mary joined Hoyt Sherman Place in July 2012 as the new Director of Development and Donor Relations. She previously served as a development consultant from 2002-2004 helping to secure the necessary funding for the building renovation capital campaign. She assisted with grant writing again in 2007-2008.

Outside of Hoyt Sherman Place, Mary was a founding Principal with The Resource Group, a Senior Program Director for State Public Policy Group, director of YWCA/The Des Moines Register Learning Center, and the Contributions Coordinator for The Principal Financial Group.

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Candice Revita, Booking and Event Coordinator
(515) 244-0507 ext. 204

Candice graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in Event Management. During her time at Iowa State, Candice was greatly involved on campus and within the Greek community. She obtained valuable event management experience through her positions within her sorority, campus involvement and internship with the Iowa Events Center. She currently lives in Des Moines and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 

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