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July 11, 2018

New Leadership Announced for Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center

SMG in support with The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has promoted Stephanie Rivas to General Manager of Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center (PAC) on July 1, 2018. Rivas previously served as the Assistant General Manager for the past year in a half. She joined the SMG team at the Wagner Noël when the building opened in November 2011 as the Marketing Manager and was later promoted to the Marketing Director in 2015. Rivas has been a familiar face to the Permian Basin community, first appearing as an anchor for NewsWest 9 in June 1998 and most recently as an anchor for KOSA CBS 7 in 2011, prior to accepting the Marketing Manager role at Wagner Noël PAC.


“This is really a full circle moment for me. To have been here when the building first opened its doors, to now being able to be an integral part in booking the building and staff development. I feel grateful to be a part of a community and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin who support the arts! I am looking forward to a continuing to provide quality live entertainment to our community,” said Rivas about her recent promotion.


Ricky Gonzales has been promoted to the Assistant General Manager after previously serving as the Director of Finance for Wagner Noël PAC since 2015. Gonzales first started working in the entertainment industry back in 2000, while working as the Assistant Accountant for the Cristo Rey Community Center.  


Gonzales shared that, “We have a special thing here with a beautiful building that our community has built and continues to support. I am happy to be a part of it and to build on the work we have done so far!”