Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto's office formally announced the hiring of Zendel Murphy as the general manager of the Wilson County Expo Center last week.
As the general manager, Murphy's responsibilities will focus primarily on the customer's experience, according to a statement issued by Hutto's office.
"Wilson County Expo Center seeks to be a premier event venue in Middle Tennessee," the statement read. "Mr. Murphy will work side by side with Charity Toombs, marketing director, to fulfill contracts to the customer's upmost satisfaction. Mr. Murphy will also be responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the interior of the facility."
Murphy comes to Wilson County with more than 20 years of experience in management, having served as a manufacturing supervisor with Toshiba America Consumer Products and most recently serving as the operations manager for AAA Coatings Inc.
"Mr. Murphy has expertise in project management, coordination of safety and ergonomic training and coordination of maintenance departments," the statement continued.
The salutatorian of his graduating class at Watertown High School, Murphy attended Draughon's Business College as well as Cumberland University.
The statement noted two custodian positions have also been filed for the expo center, and custodians are set to begin clean-up and preparation of the facility for upcoming events. The center is scheduled to open next month.