Janet Albanese
Director of Production and Building Services
Des Moines Performing Arts
Maureen Andersen
President & CEO
Mr. Nana Asare Assistant Professor
Texas Southern University
Kelly Austin
Director of Marketing
Budweiser Gardens
Ron Austin
Vital Management Solutions LLC
Fabiola Avina
Program Coordinator


Abby Baas
Michael Barrett
Regional Vice President
Centerplate, A Sodexo Company
Ms Sandra Barron MBA, SHRM-SCP
People & Culture Strategist
The John Maxwell Team
Jim Bates
Director of Risk Management
MGM Resorts International
Greg Beadles
EVP Chief Operating Officer
AMB Sports and Entertainment
Ms Sara Beatty CVP
Theater Operations Manager
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
David Bennett CVP, MBA
Assistant Director of Venue Management
Kennesaw State University
Dr. Aurora Dawn Benton
Chief Change Agent
Astrapto LLC
Alexis Berggren
General Manager
Old National Events Plaza
Dr. Bertice Berry Ph.D
Sociologist, Lecturer
Bertice Berry Productions, Inc.
Mr. Andrew Bianchi
Director, State Public Policy
Mr. Brian Blake
Chief Executive
Eventfinda Stadium - Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew Ph.D
Vice President – Community Affairs/Strategic Alliances
State Fair of Texas - Fair Park
Larry Bowman
Vice President, Security Risk Management
Hillard Heintze, a Jensen Hughes company
Mr. Douglas Bradley
Vice President of Culinary
Gabe Braselton AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Associate Principal - Architect
Randy Brown
Executive Vice President & General Manager
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
William "Shannon" Brown
Chief, Commercial Facilities Section
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Kye Browning
Conference Manager
Ms Diana Busino
Managing Director
Turnkey Search


Mark Camillo
Contemporary Services Corporation
Mac Campbell CTA, CVP
Deputy Director
Baltimore Convention Center
Tony Castaneda
Director of Music Touring & Booking
CMN - Cardenas Marketing Network
Dr. J. Kenyatta Cavil
Full Professor
Texas Southern University
Mr. Brad Clark AIA
Senior Principal / Design Director
Mr. Adrian Collins
Director of Operations & Community Engagement
Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation (NRG Park)
Mr. Scott Crossfield ASTC
Design Principal
Theatre Projects
Melora Cybul
Senior Consultant
David Czechowski
Director/Sr. Economist - Research & Analysis
Choose Chicago


Mr. David Daly, CVP
Symphony Hall Project Coordinator
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Mr. Jeff Davis CVE CMP
Executive Director
UTA Special Event Facilities
Mr. Brandon Dowling
Principal, Sports Practice Leader
C.H. Johnson Consulting, Inc.
Mr. Mark R. Duryea
V.P. North American Routing & Tours


Marty Elliott
General Manager
Miller Theater
Mr. Robby Elliott
Director of Production
Shelley Ellis
General Manager
Visalia Convention Center
Mark Emch
Mark Emch Consulting
Mr. Lee Esckilsen Certified Venue Executive (CVE)
Associate Professor
Johnson & Wales University


Ms Virginia Fairchild
Senior Patron Experience Manager
Children’s Theatre Company
Scott Feldman
General Manager
Cincinnati Arts Assoc - Music Hall
Jim Finch CVE
General Manager
Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center/An SMG Managed Facility
Patrick Finn
Performing Arts Product Manager
Wenger Corporation/J.R. Clancy
Laurie Flasko
Laurie Flasko & Associates Inc.
Marisa Flynn Executive
Director of Booking
Mills Entertainment
Chip Foley
Chief Business Officer
Elizabeth Frazee
Co-founder & CEO
TwinLogic Strategies, Director of the MIC Coalition
Mr. Jonathan Fries
Musician, Executive Coach, Director of Training
Flowcess LLC
Mr. Arthur G. Fritch CMP, CEM
Director of Event Operations - BCEC
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority


Mr. Michael Gatto
Senior Vice President/ Genereal Manager -- Nationwide Arena/ Columbus Arena Sports & Entertainment
Columbus Arena Sports & Entertainment (Nationwide Arena/Schottenstien Center)
Matt Gibson CVE
General Manager - Spokane Arena
Spokane Public Facilities District
Dr. Marion Gillis-Olion PhD
Dean and Full Professor
Fayetteville State University
Bobby Goldwater
Georgetown University Sports Industry Management Program/The Goldwater Group
Mr. Casey Gray
Director of Booking
Harlem Globetrotters International Inc
Mandi Grimm
Fraud Manager
Jordan Gross-Richmond
AMS Analytics
Mr. Justin Guck Southeastern Tactical
Southeastern Tactical


Mr. Jack Hagler ASTC
Schuler Shook
Dr. Richard Ham
Associate Director
University of Arkansas
Eugene Hardison
Director of Event Operations
McCormick Place
Brian Harrell
Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Ms Mary Haskett
Founder & CEO
Blink Identity
Mr. Gerald "Jerry" Hathaway
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Marilyn Hausner Human Resources Consultant
Managing Partner
Sageview Consulting
Elisa Hays CSP
Speaker | Author | Consultant
Connecting Dots, LLC
Mr. Guy Hedderwick
CEO of Arena Stadium Management, Adelaide Lightning Basketball and Titanium Security Arena.
Lee Henderson
Public Affairs & Communications
Lawrence Henley
Director of Alumni Affairs, Parent Relations and Community Initiatives
UNLV College of Fine Arts
Matt Hollander CVE
General Manager
SMG Oncenter and St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Mr. Kevin Horton
William Morris Endeavor
KJ Hudson
Chief Executive Lead
Night Owls
Daniel Huerta
Assistant Director
Dallas Park & Recreation Department
Dr. Mercedes Hunt Ph.D.
Director of Undergrad Business Programs/ Owner
Granite State College/ Map & Compass Consulting LLC


Mr. Wes Jenkins
President & CEO
Down Stage Right Industries Ltd
Erin Jepson CMP
Director of Events and Guest Services
Oregon Convention Center
Mr. Bill Carl BC Johnson
Chief Listening Officer
The BCJ Group
Mr. Charlie Johnson
C.H. Johnson Consulting, Inc.


Julia Kaissling
Director of Leadership Development & Executive Coaching
Luke Karas
Group Sales Strategy Manager
McCormick Place and Choose Chicago
Zach Kerns MBA
Executive Director/General Manager
Kennesaw State University/Fifth Third Bank Stadium
Tammey Kikta
Associate Director for Artistic Services
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jessica Koch
Business Development Director of Sports & Entertainment
Corning Optical Communications
Mr. Don Kronberg Promoter
NiteLite Promotions
Kevin Kulas
SVP of Booking & International Development
VStar Entertainment Group


Tim LaFevour
General Manager
Soldier Field - SMG
Charles Langley
Supplier Management Executive
The Expo Group
Julie LeClair RCDD
Director of Network Design
Henderson Engineers
Ms Joyce Leveston CVP, CMM
General Manager
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA)
Mr. Joe Levy CVE
General Manager
Apollo Theater
Mr. Kevin Lewis PE, LEED AP BD+C
Venue Practice Director
Henderson Engineers
Robert Long FASTC
Principal Consultant
Theatre Consultants Collaborative
Cody Lund
Assistant Executive Director
Boise Centre


Mr. Steve Mackenzie
Mr. James Mackler Attorney
The Mackler Law Firm
Julian Maha M.D.
Corey Margolis
General Manager
Lori Marshall
Chief Executive Officer
Cow Palace Arena & Event Center
Jeffrey Martin
Director of the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center
Joseph Martin
Steve Mattson
SVP & General Manager
Oak View Group
Michael McCauley
Creative Director/Speaker
Michael McQuade
Director of Sales
Washington State Convention Center
Andrew McQuillan, FdA, GSP, MIIRSM
The Crowd Management Company
Scott Megna
Raincross Hospitality Corporation
Ms Sue Melone
Chief Talent Igniter
Ronald Melton
Mr. Cory Meredith
Staff Pro
Matt Messick
Dallas Cowboys
Mercedes Miller Hospitality
Executive Director
Georgia International Convention Center & Arena @ College Park Gateway Center
Donna Miller-Brown CVP
Production Services Manager
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Evan Millward
Brett Mitchell
General Manager
Overland Park Convention Center
Todd Morgason
Security Supervisor, Titan Protection & Consulting
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Russ Murdock PE
Convention Center Practice Director
Henderson Engineers
Mr. David Murphy AIA
Owner | Senior Principal
Crawford Architects, LLC


Kletra Newton
Chief Operating Officer
San Mateo Event Center
Richard Nix
Asst Technical Standards Manager, ESTA
Entertainment Services & Technology Association
Jennifer Norris CVE
Assistant Managing Director
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center


Annie O'Leary
Assistant Vice President - Cyber/E&O Broking


Kerry Painter, CVE, CEM, CMP
Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex
Ms Julie Pazina CEM
National Director of Sales
Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services
Lindsey Peckinpaugh Architect
Perkins + Will
Andy Peloquin Instructor, Special Event Venue Security Director
Director of Security
Redrock Entertainment Services www.redrockla.com
Christoper Pike
Director, Impact Studies
Tourism Economics
Bill Powell
Vice-President, Event Marketing & Sales
Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Andrew Prince
EVP, Managing Partner
Venue Coalition, Inc
Elisa “Putt” Putman
Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Music City Center


Adam Radziminski
Director, Events
Vancouver Convention Centre
Lynda Reinhart
Stephen C. O'Connell Center, UF
Mr. William Ricketts
Public Safety Instructor
Ms Wendy Riggs
Vice President of Operations
Walton Arts Center/Walmart AMP
Mr. Steve Romer Chief Operating Officer
Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia
Adolfo Romero Venue Booking
Senior Director Event Programming
LA Sports & Entertainment District
Nikki Romolo
Vice President, Hospitality
Sporting KC
Hazel Roper SPHR
Senior Human Resources Manager
Dallas Park and Recreation Department
Elaine Rosquist
Senior Director of Product Engagement
Destinations International
Dr. Philip Rothschild Ph.D.
Professor of Entertainment Management
Missouri State University College of Business
Mr. Alex Rydzewski
The Paramount Group


Naz Sabripour
Executive Director
Pasadena Convention Center
Mr. Steven Sanchez
Director, Security and Public Safety
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Holly Sandberg
Credit & Fraud Manager
Mr. Neil Sandhoff
Vice President, Commercial Sales
Evolv Technology
Jill Schinberg
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Erin Schnieders
Senior Vice Presient
National Basketball Association
Peter Schurla
Director of Security
Mr. Keith Sheldon
Executive Vice President, Programming
BSE Global
Sasha Shultz
VP, Growth
Aramark Sports and Entertainment
Todd Shuttleworth Zero Waste TRUE Advisor
Corporate Sales Manager
Betty Siegal
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Mr. Tommy Sisemore
Owner MTJD Event Services, LLC
Walton Arts Center and Amphitheater
Julia Slocombe
Vice President
Smart City Networks
Zakiya Smith-Dore
Event Operations Manager
University of Florida Performing Arts
Patrick Smyton
Senior Director Convention Strategy
Visit Seattle
Jenny Stephens
Principal / Director of Marketing
Perkins and Will
Ken Stockdell Jr. AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Founding Member
Ken Stockdell Consulting, LLC
Mr. Alec Stoll ASTC
Stages Consultants
Natalie Stroud
Associate Executive Director
Lied Center for Performing Arts
Laura Sweet
Des Moines Performing Arts
Nathan Sykes
Deputy Metro Attorney


Jay Thomson
Ryan Tressel
Director, Championships & Alliances
Cynthia Tucker
Assistant Director of Event Operations
University of Southern California
Hannah Turner
Director of Event Management and Game Operations
Wyoming Athletics


Justin Ungerboeck
Product Manager - Convention Sales
Ungerboeck Software


Cindy Vargo
VP of Membership and Sales
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Mike Veeck
Founder / Author
Fun Is Good
Paul Villotti, PE,FSFPE
Director of Fire Protection Engineering
Henderson Engineers
Rafael Vinoly-Menendez
LMN Architects
Mr. Abhi Vyas
Digital Marketing, Personalization


Mr. Erik Waldman CVE
Senior Director Of Special Events
Georgia World Congress Center
Kevin Watson CTS-D, CTS-I
AVL Engineer - Business Development
ESCO Communications
Mr. Andy Weiss
VP of Marketing
Robyn Williams CVE
Executive Director
Portland'5 Centers for the Arts
Erin Wylie
Staffing and Administration Coordinator
Kennesaw State University
Jim Wynkoop CFE
General Manager
Spectra Venue Management - Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall


Mr. Fran Zeuli
Fun Is Good