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The Budweiser Events Center at the Ranch, located in Loveland, Colorado, is a 7,200 seat multi-purpose venue, which opened in September 2003, and is home to the Colorado Eagles of the East Coast Hockey League and the Colorado ICE of the Indoor Football League. The arena, which is owned by Larimer County, is managed by Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field with more than 40 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The opening event at the Budweiser Events Center was a preseason game for the NHL Colorado Avalanche. Since then the facility went on to host some of the top touring shows in the industry earning it a top ten ranking in Venues Today during it's first year of operation. This multipurpose facility can host hockey, basketball, football, family shows in any configuration, rodeos, diverse concert settings in various capacities, trade shows, and several dozen setups to accommodate just about any event. The Budweiser Events Center, less than an hour's drive from Denver and Cheyenne, has become the focal point for sports and entertainment in Northern Colorado.

The Budweiser Events Center is part of a larger 374,000 square-foot fairground complex called The Ranch which is the official name of the new Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex. Phase I of the project included 6 buildings and roughly 150 acres of site work. The Ranch includes the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena, two livestock pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Building and the Thomas M. McKee Building. The Budweiser Events Center and The Ranch has become the sports, entertainment and agricultural hub for one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

BEC Team

Rick Hontz

General Manager

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Rick Hontz is a Regional Vice President for Global Spectrum and the General manager of the Budweiser Events Center. Rick was the Marketing Manager at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA for three years and was an assistant general manager at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ. Rick graduated from Bloomberg University in 1994 with a BA in advertising/public relations.

Tim Savona

Assistant General Manager/Director of Events

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Tim Savona is the Assistant General Manager and Director of Events at the Budweiser Events Center. Tim joined Global Spectrum in 2009 and spent the past 4.5 years at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa where he filled roles as an Event Manager, Premium Seating Manager, and most recently as Director of Corporate Sales. Originally from Columbus, OH, Tim graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in sport management/marketing.

Phil Hossler

Phil Hossler

General Manager of Ovations Food Services

+1 (970) 619-4050

Phil Hossler is the General Manager of Ovations Food Services at the Ranch Events Complex and Budweiser Events Center. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree from West Chester University, PA. Phil has been in the food and beverage industry for over 15 years in various facilities including Ervin J. Nutter Center at Wright State University, nTelos Pavilion in Virginia Beach, Sun Bank Center in Trenton NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center Hamilton NJ and Giants Stadium.

Dave Namesnik

Dave Namesnik

Director of Corporate Sales

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Dave is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, with a bachelors in Communications and Journalism. Dave joined Front Row in 2008 as the premium seating and corporate sales manager at the Budweiser Events Center. Now as the director of corporate sales for the Budweiser Events Center, Dave oversees and manages all advertising, sponsorship and premium seating sales for the venue as well as The Ranch Campus. Dave’s previous experience includes ten years in the advertising sales and hospitality management industries working for print publications and a hotel in the Northern Colorado area.

Alissa Cunningham

Director of Marketing

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Alissa Cunningham is the director of marketing at the Budweiser Events Center. After graduating from Drake University with degrees in Journalism/Mass Communication and Law, Politics and Society, Alissa was hired by Global Spectrum to work as the marketing coordinator at the Iowa Events Center. She worked as the marketing manager at Sporting Park in Kansas City and as the director of marketing at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis before coming to the Budweiser Events Center.

Mary Lou Henson

Mary Lou Henson

Director of Finance

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Mary Lou is a Colorado native, born and raised in Pueblo. She attended Southern Colorado State College working toward a degree in Office Administration until she started a family while working part-time at the Adjustment Bureau, a collection agency doing payroll and reconciliations. She took time off between her second and third and then went to work part-time as a program secretary at the Pueblo YMCA which eventually worked into a full time position. After 15 years at the YMCA, Mary Lou went to work at the Pueblo Convention Center, one of the first facilities managed by Globe Facility Services, as the business manager in 1997. Mary Lou then transferred to the Budweiser Events Center as the director of finance before the doors opened in 2003 and has made Windsor and the Budweiser Events Center her home ever since.

Jake Williamson

Director of Operations

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Jake Williamson is Colorado native and graduate of Fort Collins high school. Jake enlisted in the Army after high school in the Military Intelligence corps and later enlisted with the Colorado National Guard and attended College at the University of Northern Colorado. While in college, Jake took up a part time job at the Budweiser Events Center in the operations department. Upon graduation, Global Spectrum offered Jake the position of operations manager, which he held for six seasons. Jake later transferred departments and worked as the event manager and later stepped into the position of Director of Operations. When he finds the time, Jake enjoys baseball, fishing, hiking, road trips, camping and treasure hunting.