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John Nath is out as general manager of Hartman Arena

WICHITA — On the heels of Jacque Wedel's departure from Hartman Arena, general manager John Nath is now gone, too.

"Effective today, John Nath is no longer associated with the Hartman Arena," says Wink Hartman Sr. "Arena management has decided to go in a new direction at this time."

Nath couldn’t be reached for comment.

Wedel, who was marketing and advertising manager, and Nath used to be in similar positions at the Kansas Coliseum and joined Hartman Arena in 2008 before its March 2009 opening.

"Effective immediately, Mr. Eric Blockie will fill the general manager's position at Hartman Arena," Hartman says.

Earlier this month, Have You Heard? reported that Blockie joined Hartman Arena as director of financial and marketing development, which resulted in Wedel's departure.

“I just felt when Eric came on board, it was time for her to pursue other opportunities,” Hartman said at the time.

Blockie is from the St. Louis area, where he worked for Live Nation, the world’s biggest promoter.

"Eric brings a diverse background in the industry to Hartman Arena," Hartman says, "and will continue to bring a wide range of entertainment options to the community."