Swanson At Alerus Center

Roger Swanson has been tapped as executive director of the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D., VenuWorks President/CEO Steve Peters announced, and will be on site beginning April 12.

Swanson is a 25-year facility management vet, starting in Alaska with Ogden Entertainment and moving on to be the state GM for Tickets.com/Carr Tix.

He’s also served as operations VP for Encore Facility Management.

Most recently, he has worked for VenuWorks as director of development and marketing in opening and managing the new Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

He succeeds Steve Hyman who resigned in March.