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Kevin Ullestad
Kevin Ullestad

Assoc. Athletic Director/State Farm Center Director

Kevin has been the Director of the University of Illinois State Farm Center since 1997 and was named Associate Athletic Director in 2008 when the facility became co-managed with DIA and Student Affairs. Kevin oversees the total operation of the State Farm Center with direct responsibilities in booking, scheduling, contracting and budgeting for the arena. The arena hosts over 100 events annually, from athletics to national touring concerts, Broadway series shows and family shows. Kevin received his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1982 and is a graduate from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) school, and has achieved the Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) certification from IAVM.

Prior to coming to the University of Illinois, Kevin was the director of the Dow Events Center in Saginaw, Mich., and the West Plains Civic Center in Missouri. In addition, he has served on the management teams at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa, and Iowa State Center in Ames, Iowa. He has served on the International Association of Venue Managers Board of Directors and served on the IAVM Arenas committee, Universities committee and CFE Certifications committees. He has a wife named Lynn and three children.

Updated December 2011