Following an extensive national search spanning several months, the Campbell County Public Land Board has hired Larry Gaffey to succeed Dan Barks as the General Manager of CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities.
“We are really excited to have Larry’s leadership at CAM-PLEX,” said Mark Christensen, Chairman of the Campbell County Public Land Board. “His past experiences and positions will bring new ideas and opportunities to CAM-PLEX.”
Gaffey was chosen out of 55 applicants from around the country and is expected to take over as the CAM-PLEX General Manager in early February. Gaffey’s previous job experience includes General Manager of the National Cattle Congress, a multi-venue entertainment and agricultural education complex in Waterloo, Iowa. The venue hosts indoor and outdoor concerts, livestock shows, sporting events, gaming events, motorsports, corporate events, annual festivals and fairs. Gaffey was also General Manager of The Mudd Group, an international automotive advertising agency in Cedar Falls, Iowa. In addition, Gaffey is an auctioneer and owner of the Gaffey Auction Company. Gaffey received his Bachelors Degree in economics from the University of Northern Iowa.
“Though we will be starting a new phase with Larry, the board and I would also like to recognize Dan Barks. Dan has devoted over 20 years to CAM-PLEX and had a hand in every major achievement of the facility,” said Christensen. “His leadership, vision and loyalty to CAM-PLEX will be missed.”
Barks became CAM-PLEX General Manager in March of 1991 and announced his plans to retire earlier this year. He plans to stay active in the community.
Questions can be directed to Mark Christensen, Chairman of the Campbell County Public Land Board at 307-660-1295 and Larry Gaffey at 319-939-0159.