Global Spectrum, operators of the Sioux Falls Convention Center, has promoted a new general manager. This person has served as the interim general manager for the previous two months.
Kraig Pomrenke joined Global Spectrum this past April as the assistant general manager and director of sales and marketing at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
“Kraig has proven to be a great leader for our team in Sioux Falls during this interim period,” said Shura Lindgren, regional vice president, Global Spectrum. “He is the ideal candidate to serve as Global Spectrum’s general manager at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and we are excited at the many opportunities his extensive experience will bring to the operations.”
A native of Virginia, Pomrenke has called Sioux Falls home for the last seven years. Prior to joining Global Spectrum, he worked for Hegg Companies as the vice president of hospitality and as a hospitality broker Associate since 2005. Pomrenke has over 29 years of hospitality industry experience and was the assistant general manager of the Convention Center from 2003 to 2005 when the Convention Center was managed by John Q. Hammons.
“Kraig will be a strong general manager for the Sioux Falls Convention Center,” said Teri Ellis Schmidt, the executive director of the Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau. “With his background and experience in the hotel industry, he understands the expectation of the customer and knows how to deliver it.”
Pomrenke is active within the community of Sioux Falls serving as the past chairman of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau, and currently serving as the president of the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club. Before joining Global Spectrum, Pomrenke also previously served on the City’s Sioux Falls Arena/Convention Center Board and as chairman of the Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau Business Improvement District Board of Directors.