Old National Events Plaza is pleased to announce the addition of three new staff members in key positions within the company. Brian Liivak, Director of Operations, Lauren Birch, Human Resources Designee/Finance Manager and Reeya Vyas, Sales & Social Media Manager, have all joined the Old National Events Plaza team over the last four months and bring with them a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields.
“We are thrilled to welcome Brian, Lauren & Reeya to the Old National Events Plaza team,” said Alexis Berggren, General Manager. “Each brings a wealth of experience, a fresh perspective and passion for our industry. I am confident their contributions will strengthen and improve our ability to deliver dynamic event experiences to our visitors.”
Brian Liivak comes to Old National Events Plaza with almost ten years of experience in the event industry. Most recently, Brian worked as the Operations Manager at a four-building campus in Tucson, Arizona that included a convention center, 9,000 seat arena, 2,300 seat theater and a 500-seat community theater. In addition to overseeing all of the operations staff and event logistics, he spearheaded community engagement projects that helped create volunteer opportunities for venue employees in the community. Liivak graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Political Science and a Minor in Communication Studies. Brian’s experience in other markets, encompassing nine different venues, has helped him transition into his new role as Director of Operations. Liivak comments, “I look forward to the bright future of Old National Events Plaza and integrating into the great community of Evansville.”
Lauren Burch has been a lifetime resident of Evansville, IN. Burch is a graduate of the University of Evansville with a degree in Sports Management. Burch was most recently the Accounting Manager at VenuWorks. Burch comments, “My interest in the Old National Event Plaza came from my love of working and organizing event staff in a hospitality driven industry. While searching outside my box, I was led to an opportunity to connect and work with a very cultural and diverse community. I look forward to this exciting opportunity and working with my team and the clients.”
Reeya Vyas joins Old National Events Plaza following her December graduation from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Minor in Graphic Design. Vyas excelled in business studies at the Romain College of Business and was the Assistant Lab Coordinator in the Strategic Social Media Lab at USI. Vyas was the Vice President of Membership for Speaking Eagles Toastmasters and a Commencement Speaker. Vyas states, “I was attracted by the Old National Events Plaza’s mission to deliver excellence in customer service to all of their clients, and the commitment to being an integral part of community growth in the downtown area. I am looking forward to building the Old National Events Plaza’s online presence and working with clients. I am excited to be a part of a team that is dedicated to going above and beyond clients’ expectations.”