Westerner Park’s board of directors has named Bradley Williams as CEO of Central Alberta’s largest tradeshow, agricultural, sports, entertainment and convention facility.
Williams had been serving as a volunteer and vice-president of the Westerner Park’s board before becoming interim CEO when Ben Antifaiff left the organization in September.
“In his short time as interim CEO, Bradley has demonstrated his ability to work well with staff, key partners, shareholders, customers and stakeholders to improve service and build relationships critical to the success of our organization,” said board chairman and president Damian Zapisocky in a statement.
Williams helped lead the agricultural society through the hosting of the successful debut of the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer, and the quick turnaround and integration into the new Exhibition Hall for Agri-Trade, said Zapisocky.
Williams said working with staff at Westerner Park is a privilege.
“I look forward to guiding and leading the organization in this significant time of growth, as we bring on the new facility in February and offer it to the province and the world as an opportunity to come and do business in Red Deer,” Williams said.
A not-for-profit organization supported by 50 full-time staff and 150 full-time volunteers, Westerner Park generates $150 million annually in economic activity hosting more than 1,500 events and 1.5 million visitors each year.