County Executive Parisi Recognizes AEC Director Bill DiCarlo for His Service to Dane County
March 20, 2012
Casey Slaughter Becker, Office of the County Executive 608.267.8823 or cell, 608.843.8858
DiCarlo Will Retire in June After 14 Years in Dane County Government
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi today recognized Alliant Energy Center Director Bill DiCarlo for more than a decade of service to Dane County and its residents. DiCarlo will retire this summer after running the county’s Alliant Energy Center complex (AEC) for 14 years.
“For 14 years Bill DiCarlo has maintained a top-notch facility that has created great memories for the people of Dane County and contributed greatly to our local economy,” said Parisi. “I want to thank Bill for his leadership and wish him the best in his retirement.”
DiCarlo’s accomplishments as AEC Director include saving $6.3 million in taxpayer dollars by securing naming rights for the 165-acre AEC grounds, developing Willow Island to host The World’s Largest Bratfest and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and building and maintaining strong customer and community relationships that have helped the AEC provide nearly $88 million each year in direct local economic impact.
As AEC Director, DiCarlo spearheaded a number of facility upgrades throughout the venues and grounds enhanced the customer and guest experience at the Center. Improvements include energy efficient lighting and improvements in the Exhibitor Hall, Coliseum and Arena, a new roof, thousands of renovated seats, and a new center-hung video scoreboard in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. DiCarlo’s commitment to efficient operations and on-site sustainability have saved taxpayers as well.
“I thank the County Executive, the County Board, and everyone at the County for all the support provided to the Center and me since my arrival,” said DiCarlo. “Many great things have been accomplished by the Center/County team and its customers over the years. The Center is a great social and economic community asset, contributing to the region's high quality of life, while operating self-sufficiently without the use of taxpayer or public funds.”
A thorough search and screen process to recruit a successor for DiCarlo will be underway soon.
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