Welcome 2018 New Board Members



The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors: Roz Randorf, Business and Corporate Consultant with Dale Carnegie, North Central US; and Bill Nelson, Director of Account Services with Swim Creative.

Roz Randorf has over 26 years of experience in marketing, sales, negotiations, leadership and business development. Most recently, she completed an almost three-decade career at Forum Communications Company. As a business and corporate consultant for Dale Carnegie, North Central US, Roz and her colleagues partner strategically with companies to increase their capacity to execute and drive business results.

Bill Nelson has over 32 years of experience working in the Marketing and Advertising Industry. He is currently the Director of Account Services at Swim Creative. Nelson has served on a variety of boards, earned the American Advertising Federation – AAF G.D. Crain, Jr. National Public Service Award and has been a member of the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Downtown Council and Canal Park Business Association.

Randorf and Nelson will replace the seats of Jay Seiler and Carrie Heffernan, retiring from the Board after each serving the DECC for two consecutive 3-year terms. Seiler served as Board Chair from July 2016 to July 2017.

The Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center is an authority created by state statute with a Board made up of four members appointed by the Governor of Minnesota and seven members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Duluth.  The Board Members are charged with fiduciary oversight and governance.

Randorf and Nelson join incumbent board members:

Don Ness, Board President
Crystal Pelkey, Board Secretary
Mary Finnegan-Ongaro
Gregory R. Fox
Debra J. Messer
Karen Pionk
Yvonne Prettner Solon
Roger Reinert
David M. Ross

Help us thank these dedicated professionals for driving the DECC forward.