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CHRISTINE PILECKAS

Pileckas came to the arena from the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, N.J. That facility holds up to 10,000 people, compared to about 15,000 at Intrust.

"It's just a step up in terms of size and responsibility and the caliber of events that we do here," Pileckas said.

Pileckas, 24, studied marketing at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She said she always wanted to work in entertainment or sports and discovered during an internship that working for an arena is a way to do both.

"You're doing something different every day, and there's always a different challenge," she said. "One day it's a family show and the next day there's a sporting event."

At Intrust, she oversees advertising, public relations and other aspects of marketing. Her job is to promote events at the arena and the arena itself to the people and organizations that stage them.

Since starting last month, she's worked on shows by the Zac Brown Band and comedian Dane Cook, plus a show by the Radio City Rockettes. Coming up: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a children's show featuring Barney, and Cirque du Soleil.

Outside the office, she's a sports enthusiast who loves playing softball, basketball and "anything outdoors."

Pileckas says she had never visited the Midwest before moving to Wichita but likes what she's found so far.

"There are parts of the big city I miss, but so far it's good," she said.

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