With 35 years of experience in the live event and facility management industry, Xen Riggs has provided management oversight of multiple facilities and operations including four arenas, six theaters, student unions, recreation complexes, campus dining services, movie theatres, hotels and conference centers.
Xen holds three roles at Ohio State:
- associate vice president of business advancement (Office of Business and Finance)
- associate vice president of student life (Office of Student Life)
- executive associate athletic director (Department of Athletics)
He is also COO for Columbus Arena Management (CAM) and President of Columbus Arena Sports and Entertainment (CASE), where he is the senior officer in charge of joint management for the Jerome Schottenstein Center and Nationwide Arena - both 20,000-seat multipurpose arenas in Columbus, Ohio. He serves on several boards, including the Executive Committee for the Arena Network.
At Ohio State, Xen oversees multiple campus facilities and new program development. Facilities include the Schottenstein Center, the Blackwell Inn, Drake Performance and Event Center, Fawcett Conference and Event Center. Xen also leads strategic business advancement, which includes Trademark and Licensing and university-wide Affinity Agreements and Sponsorships.