Southwestern Oklahoma State University
The Bark
Admin, Faculty & Staff
02.23.2016

Nate Downs Named Director of Pioneer Cellular Event Center at SWOSU

Nate DownsNate Downs is the new director of the Pioneer Cellular Event Center at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Downs is both a Weatherford High School and SWOSU graduate.

“Western Oklahoma is fortunate to have a facility like the Pioneer Cellular Event Center, and I look forward to the challenge of building relationships and working to make this the best and most attractive facility for events,” Downs said.

Downs has been senior manager at FedEx Ground Inc., in Amarillo (TX), assistant manager of the Weatherford Wal-Mart and retail area manager for ASAP Energy Inc. He and his wife, De Anna, have three sons—Cole, Ethan and Luke.

The 93,000 square foot Pioneer Cellular Event Center is a site for conferences, trade shows, concerts/entertainment, athletic events, tournaments and more. The project was initiated by the City of Weatherford’s “Vision 2020” strategic planning process and made possible by Weatherford voters, SWOSU students and the university.

Downs can be reached by calling the Pioneer Cellular Event Center at 580.774.3700.