Schaumburg recruits new cultural services director from McCormick Place

  • Tiana Weiler

    Tiana Weiler

Updated 5/17/2022 4:22 PM

The village of Schaumburg has hired Tiana Weiler, currently director of event management for McCormick Place in Chicago, as its third cultural services director.

Weiler, who will succeed the recently retired Jack Netter next month, has served in her current McCormick Place position since 2012 and was previously the facility's assistant director of event management.


In both those roles, Weiler managed the nation's largest convention center and supervised more than 10 event managers as well as the staff of the Arie Crown Theater, village officials said.

"I am excited to begin this new chapter in Schaumburg at the Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts," Weiler said in a statement. "As a person with more than 25 years in the hospitality/event planning business, I am a strong leader within venue operations and feel my experience will assist me in continuing the long tradition of bringing quality arts and entertainment to the Schaumburg community."

Weiler will oversee the village department that programs Al Larson Prairie Center for the Arts events, as well as special events such as Septemberfest, the Prairie Arts Festival, the Volunteer of the Year Awards Luncheon and others.

Before she came to Chicago, Weiler coordinated events at the Minneapolis Convention Center from 2000 to 2007, and previously worked for the Minnesota Orchestral Association from 1993 to 2000.

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Schaumburg officials said the skills and experience she brings to her new role include strategic planning, event planning and coordination, booking and sales, and customer service.

"We're pleased to welcome Ms. Weiler to Schaumburg's executive team as the next leader of the Prairie Center," Village Manager Brian Townsend said in a statement. "Ms. Weiler's experience in arts, events, and administration makes her well positioned to seamlessly transition to managing the operations and programs of the Cultural Services Department. I look forward to working with Ms. Weiler and maintaining Schaumburg as a destination for arts and entertainment."

Weiler is expected to begin her employment with Schaumburg on June 6.

Netter had been with the village for more than 35 years when he retired. He succeeded Betsy Armistead as department director in 2018.

Most recently, Netter was credited with holding the cultural services department together through the near-total shutdown of the pandemic as well as getting services and events on track again for 2022.

Production Supervisor Rob Pileckis has been serving as acting director since Netter's retirement.

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