The following is a press release from the Mountain America Center. Erik Hudson and his family
IDAHO FALLS – Centennial Management Group is proud to announce Erik Hudson as General Manager of the new Mountain America Center.
Hudson graduated from Iowa State University in 2011 with a major in liberal studies. He has extensive venue management experience and spent four years as manager of the Pelham Civic Complex and Rink where he was responsible for all hockey operations including impacting the arrival of the SPHL (Birmingham Bulls) expansion team at the site and town of Pelham.
Most recently, Hudson was Managing Director and Associate Executive Director at VenuWorks of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he oversaw three locations: ImOn Arena, Alliant Energy PowerHouse and McGrath Amphitheatre. At these facilities, Hudson was responsible for over 185 events per year.
“Erik Hudson is the perfect person to take on the role of General Manager of the Mountain America Center. His experience at similar venues in event programming, operational leadership, project management and community engagement is paramount to our success in Idaho Falls for years to come,” said Kevin Bruder, president of Centennial Management Group.
“My family and I are extremely excited to join the Idaho Falls community and the Mountain America Center. This fantastic venue will attract a wide variety of spectacular events, large and small, to the Eastern Idaho region. Hockey, world-class concerts, trade shows, family entertainment and other major sporting events are just a few examples of what we can expect to host at the Mountain America Center and Hero Arena. I hope we can showcase this great community, place and region to become one of the most sought after locations for exciting new events for years to come,” says Hudson.
Hudson was born in Spokane, Washington. He is a former goaltender, played professionally with Pensacola and Fayetteville of the SPHL in the 2011-12 season. Hudson played collegiate at Iowa State University from 2007 to 2011. He has been married to his wife Amanda for 10 years and they have two young daughters, Jocelyn and Lily.