Shane Cadwell moved to Prescott Valley at the end of February, taking over the position from former General Manager Scott Norton, who moved on to another position within the Spectra Venue Management Company.
A Global Spectrum, Spectra employee since 2000, Cadwell is immersed in the events world. He was responsible for all aspects of management of the 7,000 seat multi-purpose Santa Ana Star Center, owned by the City of Rio Rancho, NM, which he has managed since 2014.
He saw the venue host major events including TobyMac, WWE Live, Disney on Ice, Five Finger Death Punch, Winter Jam Concerts featuring Hillsong United and Skillet, Championship Bullriding, Cirque du Soleil’s VAREKAI, OVO, CRYSTAL and CORTEO, Shinedown, Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller, Snoop Dogg, Jeff Dunham, Gloria Trevi, US National Arena Soccer, and the Harlem Globetrotters.
Cadwell said he’s looking forward to continuing the momentum the Findlay Toyota Center has been building for the past several years.
“I’m learning the market, and what events will work well here. It takes a while to get accustomed to a new facility, understand the area, and the sort of things people are interested in. Findlay Toyota Center is a great facility, it’s in good shape, and we have a lot of opportunity to bring events here,” he said.
Cadwell said he enjoys golfing, running and working out in his spare time.
Prescott Valley Town Manager Larry Tarkowski said Cadwell’s experience will benefit the Findlay Toyota Center as it continues to provide entertainment to the community.
“When the Town hired Spectra to manage the Findlay Toyota Center we knew that we were hiring one of the top arena management firms in the United States. The reason they are so successful is that they have a very large stable of great event center managers, and Shane Cadwell is one of them. He has a wealth of experience in other arenas in similar markets. We look forward to him taking this arena to the next level as he continues the process of identifying the market and the events that will succeed here.”