Sioux City Hires New Events Facilities Executive Director

After months of searching, a new executive director will oversee the Tyson Events Center and other facilities in Sioux City.

That "new" Events Facilities Executive Director is Erika Newton, who's already been serving as the interim director.

The Briar Cliff graduate will be in charge of the Tyson Events Center, the Convention Center, the Orpheum theater, and the IBP Ice Center as well.

Despite the growing challenges of making Siouxland an entertainment hotspot, Newton is excited about the opportunity.

"I'm very excited about it. I'm very excited to be part of this leadership team. I think this city has a great set of people kind of running the ship, and I'm very happy about taking over this position," Newton said.

Newton replaces Aran Rush who left in June. She was appointed after a nationwide recruitment process and will take on her new title Monday.