John Rinkenberger joined the Assembly Hall in 1998 as an Event Administrator-Concession Operations. In 2008, he was promoted to Assistant Director for Hospitality Management which includes responsibilities in concessions, catering, alcohol sales, and merchandise operations.
Rinkenberger earned his Concession Manager Certification (CCM) through the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) in 1999. He is active in the NAC Annual Conference and often moderates educational sessions. Rinkenberger is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Concessionaires. He has over 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry, including serving 12 years as a Multi-State Manager for Canteen Corporation and six years currently of the family-owned Village Inn Pizza Restaurant and Sports Complex located in Urbana, Ill.
A native of the Bloomington, Ill., area, John and his wife, Donna, have two grown children (John Jr. and Christine), who all reside in Urbana, Ill.
Updated May 2012