The Pender Community Center has hired its first manager. Katie Gutzmann started work in a part-time position.
A 2001 graduate of Albion High School, Gutzmann and her husband, Brandon, have two children. Will, 6, is a first grader at Pender Public Schools, and Cole is 3.
She will be booking events, working with various tenants like the Little Sprouts Child Development Center and Anytime Fitness, and marketing the center.
“It’s a good opportunity because we get to build and make the center what we want it to be,” Gutzmann said.
Gutzmann has many years of experience in marketing and event planning. She last worked for Hooper-based Hoegemeyer Hybrids for five years and also did marketing for GreenLeaf Genetics in Omaha.
The center is expected to open sometime in November.