Richard Andersen, CFE, Appointed President and CEO of Northlands

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Richard Andersen, CFE, long-term International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM) leader, has been appointed President and CEO of Northlands in Edmonton, Alberta.

Richard is an incredible leader with insightful impact with his colleagues

Richard Andersen, CFE, long-term International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM) leader, has been appointed President and CEO of Northlands in Edmonton, Alberta.

“I am delighted to share the news with our community,” said Andrew Huntley, Chair of the Northlands Board of Directors. “Richard can build on the strong legacy of Northlands and take our multi-faceted facility and events into an exciting future. We are confident that a leader of his caliber can continue to position Northlands as a critical entertainment and economic driver in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Richard will take Northlands to the next level.”

Andersen, who is looking forward to shaping the next chapter for Northlands, said, “I am impressed by Northlands, its ambitions and its strong connection to the community.”

The former General Manager of PETCO Park in San Diego and the Executive Vice President of the San Diego Padres, Andersen has distinguished himself as a leader in large-scale, international facility and sports franchise management. He is also one of an elite group who have earned the Certified Facilities Executive credential from IAAM.

At the helm of PETCO Park, which opened in 2004 to critical and architectural acclaim, Andersen directed the organization from January 2002 through March of this year. The park is synonymous with excellence in facility management, and was recently awarded the 2010 Venue Excellence Award in the stadiums category from the IAAM.

“Richard is an incredible leader with insightful impact with his colleagues,” said Dexter King, CFE, IAAM President and CEO. “His contributions have raised the bar for the profession and he has served IAAM faithfully in many key roles.”

Andersen is currently the nominee for Second Vice Chair of the IAAM Board of Directors.

The International Association of Assembly Managers is the world's largest professional association dedicated to issues relevant to the management of public assembly venues. Members of the association manage public assembly venues such as amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts venues, stadiums and university complexes; or provide products, services or attractions to support the industry. IAAM has more than 3,500 members worldwide. More information is available at http://www.iaam.org.                         

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