If you meet Aran Rush, the new general manager of Hartman Arena, he’ll likely ask you what your dream act is for him to bring to the Park City venue.
“I’m always interested to hear what other people are interested in,” Rush said.
In fact, he readily offers his e-mail address for anyone who might want to share his or her thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rush began his career as a 17-year-old in the box office at a school in his native Michigan, and he immediately loved it.
“No day was the same day twice.”
Rush didn’t find that exhausting.
“No, it was energizing.”
Since then, Rush has worked a range of jobs in the industry both nationally and internationally. He’s been in the marketing department for the Detroit Pistons, and he did game day media relations for the Miami Heat and the Miami Dolphins. He’s worked at convention and visitors bureaus and for facilities in Mexico. Most recently, Rush was executive director for the events and facilities department for Sioux City, Iowa.