Longtime Marketing Manager at the Pavilion flies the coop

Not sure what happened to Wellman, but after the VAC director quit, it seems there may be some dissatisfaction with new Sheriff Smith;

The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls seeks a Director of Marketing to join our senior management team. Under the supervision of the President, the Director of Marketing plans, executes and manages all marketing and promotional strategies and programs of the Pavilion, all of which are aimed at increasing the audiences, attendance, members, donors and rental clients of the Pavilion. This position holds a key leadership role, and in collaboration with other members of the senior staff, manages the brand, marketing and promotion of the Pavilion in pursuit of its mission and values.

Darrin is accomplishing one thing, sucking all kinds of building improvements out of the CIP. However, I have been told that Darrin is much more popular then past directors (with the minions).


#1 The D@ily Spin on 04.10.17 at 9:35 am

Albatross is large dumb useless sea bird. It’s also a metaphor for a burden because of bad luck. A businessman mayor should have recognized the Washington Pavilion as an Albatross. There was never a viable plan and maintenance is a budget drain. It has real estate value. Sell it to a casino corporation. It will become the major draw to downtown and win business away from Grand Falls. Most important, suddenly there’s new sales tax revenue and a tourism landmark. This was Munsons high school and mayoral dinosaur. Blame him and turn black river water into a fine wine.

#2 The D@ily Spin on 04.10.17 at 9:42 am

The number of positions Darrin Smith has failed at might be a new Guinness Book record. An important rule is never take an assignment from Huether so he can blame you. Another is don’t run for mayor. It’s impossible to recover from the half billion debt and you’ll become another Huether sacrifice.