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RICHMOND HILL, GA – August 9, 2019 – The Wilderman Group announces the appointment of Kevin J. Nape as new General Manager of the Richmond Hill City Center. Nape joined the City Center in 2017 as executive chef to oversee culinary operations for one of the most respected wedding, corporate and social event venues in Coastal Georgia. Nape takes over from Beverly Cosmann, who has held the position of General Manager since 2014, and who is leaving to pursue new career opportunities.

John Wilderman, Founder of the Southeast based Wilderman Group, which manages the Richmond Hill City Center, says “Kevin has been a vital part of our team and has worked closely with Beverly to build the City Center’s business and profile, while he oversaw our culinary operations. We know that Kevin will lead the City Center team very effectively into the future.”

Matt Rodriguez, who joined the City Center in 2018 and who has worked closely with Nape will take on the day-to-day responsibilities on the culinary team reporting to the General Manager.

Kevin Nape is an award-winning chef with 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry working his way up the ranks in a wide variety of landscapes from country clubs, hotels, fine dining establishments, convention centers and sporting events. He has been Director of Food & Beverage and an Executive chef for over 20 years, in establishments such as TCP of Deere Run, the Grand Harbor Resort, Swing of the Quad Cities, Iowa Events Center, Davenport Good Samaritan Center and Hotel Blackhawk.  Kevin Nape has successfully catered thousands of banquets and weddings, serving anywhere from two to 8,200 guests, including numerous celebrities and has successfully competed in various competitions over the years.

The new General Manager has lived in Richmond Hill for five years where he enjoys maintaining salt-water fish tanks, coaching volleyball at the Richmond Hill Recreation Center, sporting events (especially football), and cheering on his daughters at their sporting events. “I love living and working in Bryan County and am excited to take this next step in my career with the support of my excellent team at the City Center and The Wilderman Group,” comments Kevin.

Located just a few minutes from Pooler, Savannah, Rincon, Hinesville, Bloomingdale and Port Wentworth, the Richmond Hill City Center is primely located near historic wetlands. From the aesthetic appeal of the facility to the well-trained staff, the Richmond Hill City Center is the perfect setting for events of all types and seasons. Richmond Hill City Center is set amidst 335 acres of wetlands and park. The center specializes in corporate and association meetings/events, weddings and receptions, as well as private functions and parties. The venue consists of a 4,000 square-foot ballroom and 10 meeting rooms, making up 23,000 square feet of multifunctional event space. Nape and his team will provide the finest services tailored to every individual event’s needs. Due to its central locations and unique atmosphere, the City Center has been voted Bryan County’s “Favorite Event Venue” time and again.

For more information about the Richmond Hill City Center, please check out the new website at www.richmondhillcitycenter.comor call RHCC: 912-445-0043.


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