Spokane Public Facilities District CEO to retire at end of year

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Public Facilities District's CEO Kevin Twohig announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the year. SPFD owns and operates the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the Spokane Convention Center, and the INB Performing Arts Center.

Twohig announced his plans to retire earlier this year, but has agreed to stay on for a time to help oversee the transition to new leadership.

“We have been extremely lucky to have Kevin leading this outstanding organization for the past sixteen years,” said District Board Chairman Larry Soehren. “Through Kevin’s leadership, the District has become a financially successful and sustainable institution providing entertainment, jobs and economic impact throughout the greater Spokane region. We’ll miss his leadership but are very happy to know that he’ll be with us during the search for his replacement and subsequent transition.”

Twohig's last day as District CEO is expected to be December 31. A nationwide search will be conducted to find a successor.

“I’m very proud of the successful events and wonderful facilities we have developed over the years,” Twohig says.  “But we couldn’t have succeeded as much as we have without a highly- skilled staff and solid support from the board and the community.  I’ll miss the day-to-day work, but am looking forward to new challenges over the coming months.”