TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Doug Johnson has been named the new executive director of the BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center in Tupelo.
He comes to Tupelo after serving in various leadership roles in Wisconsin, such as managing concerts, conferences and sporting events for the Wisconsin Center District in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The BancorpSouth Arena is located in downtown Tupelo.
Nat Grubbs, the chairman of the Tupelo Coliseum Commission, said Johnson brings more than 25 years of entertainment management experience to Tupelo.
The BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center has housed concerts, sporting events and even a presidential rally.
A $15.2 million expansion is scheduled to be completed in 2021.
Former director Todd Hunt retired during the summer.