Cheney’s position was one of two eliminated “to better position the show for the future” according to the release as reported by the Houston Business Journal.
Cheney was hired by the rodeo in 2014 and had worked for CFD since 2010. Cheney’s last day was Monday in order to “to move forward with identifying and on-boarding his successor," according to rodeo officials.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo set an attendance record in 2017 with 2.6 million visitors.
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