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Xen Riggs, Columbus Arena Sports and Entertainment and Columbus Arena Management

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XEN RIGGS
President
Columbus Arena Sports and Entertainment;
Chief operating officer
Columbus Arena Management

 Riggs oversees both Nationwide Arena and Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center as part of a joint operations agreement, signed in 2010, to eliminate competition for events and cut financial losses at both facilities. On campus, Riggs holds the title of associate vice president for student life and executive associate athletic director. He’s been at Ohio State since 1997, after managing Assembly Hall (now State Farm Center) for seven years at the University of Illinois.

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