OTTAWA, Kan. — Feb. 13, 2017 — A familiar face and voice has been selected to be the new director of Ottawa Memorial Auditorium.

Tiffany Evans, senior marketing executive with KOFO Radio, is scheduled to start as the OMA director March 8.

 “I’m ready to jump in with both feet and bring new programming to Ottawa Memorial Auditorium,” she said. “I’ll be meeting with the OMA Advisory Board, community members and organizations to get a feel for what kind of events they would like to see in their auditorium. The OMA is a beautiful, historic, intimate facility that I want to see booming with regular activity.”

Evans has worked at KOFO for the past 19 years, including six years in her current role, which involves meeting with clients to plan advertising budgets and marketing campaigns, selling station sponsorships and promotions and marketing and planning major events for the radio station.

“I am impressed with Tiffany’s vision, experience, energy, relationships in our community and long-term plan for the auditorium,” City Manager Richard U. Nienstedt said.

 Human Resources Director Michelle Stegman said Evans has cultivated strong relationships in our community.

 “Tiffany’s creativity, extraordinary customer service ability and tenacity are what will make Ottawa Memorial Auditorium a regional destination for events, rentals and artists,” she said. “Tiffany is an active volunteer of the OMA Advisory Board and assisted with planning and execution of OMA sponsored events and rentals.”

Stegman said Evans will focus on promoting OMA in our community and region.


“She’ll confer with city staff, the OMA Advisory Board and Friends of OMA to develop a strategic plan,” she said. “In addition, Tiffany will develop the 2017-18 event schedule, fundraising, become familiar with our organization, operations/budget and overhaul of the marketing and social media strategies.”

 Evans, a graduate of Williamsburg High School, said she’s enjoyed her time on the OMA Advisory Board and is looking forward to leading the auditorium.

 “As a member of the OMA Advisory Board, I was able to volunteer often at OMA events and help brainstorm on specific projects,” she said. “During that time, my desire to help the auditorium change and grow reached heightened levels. Ottawa is very fortunate to have this facility, and I want to help it reach its full potential.”