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Established in 2015 and held annually in Nashville, Tenn., Venue Operations Summit fills a special need for shared knowledge and best practices, recognizing an integral workforce element in sports, entertainment, performing arts and convention facilities. Venue Solutions Group presents this summit and dedicates its purpose to venue operations and engineering professionals.  This year our event will be at the Hilton Downtown Nashville.

Past topics include building automated systems and computerized maintenance management systems, LED lighting opportunities,  planning and opening new and renovated facilities, OSHA/Safety, telescopic seating, access control, how to manage broadcast partners, managing third-party services, women in venue operations and engineering, capital expense planning, budget preparation and presentation, and leadership development. Any professional in this space should attend to gain valuable, actionable information that provides practical value for your facility while incorporating professional development for attendees. You are invited to come prepared to participate and raise the level of information and professionalism for everyone.

To register for the Summit, please click on "Tickets" below or click here.

Note: Final schedule subject to change 

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avatar for Richard Andersen, CFE

Richard Andersen, CFE

Seafair
President & CEO
MB

Michael Ball

Von Braun Center
Operations Supervisor
RB

Randy Beard

Walter P Moore
Principal/Managing Principal
LB

Luke Bolle

PMI Entertainment Group
Maintenance
DB

David Bonnar

Monumental Sports and Entertainment
Operations
GB

Gary Borden

Atlanta Hawks
Project Manager, Building Ops
MB

Mose Boyer

American Airlines Center
Director of Operations
KB

Kasin Burgos

Miami Heat / AA Arena
Foreman, Operations
SC

Seth Cooper

Cleveland Indians
Sr. Director Facility Operations
SC

Sarah Culp

BJC Penn State University
Operations
CC

Cameron Curtis

Legends Project Development
VP, Operations
avatar for Jeff DaMert

Jeff DaMert

Live Nation
Operations Manager
JD

Joe DeGeorge

Verizon Arena
Director of Event Services
JD

Joseph Dennis

Infinite Energy Center
General Manager
CD

Christos Dimitrakopoulos

National Arts Centre
Facilities Supervisor
MD

Maureen Doran

AwareManager
Account Executive
JF

Jeffrey Farrell

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Assistant Director of Facility Operations
EF

Erin Fazio

ABM
National Director of Sales
PF

Pauline Feddo

ABM
Sr. Strategic Marketing Manager
ZF

Zach Franz

AtmosAir
Regional Sales - Sports
HF

Hiram Frye

Von Braun Center
Operations Supervisor
GG

George Gagle

VDA (Van Deusen & Associates)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President
JG

Jeffrey Giannasi

Atlanta Hawks
Manager, Conversion
JG

Jeffrey Goddard

Atlanta Hawks
Manager, Maintenance, Building Ops
KG

Kevin Graham

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
Sr. Mechanical
BG

Brian Grant

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum - USC
Sr. Assoc. Dir. of Facilities/Project Management
RG

RORY GROLEAU

PMI Entertainment Group
Director of Facilities
JH

Jim Hanlon

American Airlines Center
Assistant Director of Operations
JH

Justin Hanning

Detroit Tigers
Engineering Services Manager
WH

Wesley Holmes

Verizon Arena
Director of Operations/Asst. GM
BH

Bryant Houk

University of Oklahoma Athletics Department
Associate Director of Event Management
PH

Phil Hutson

Maryland Stadium Authority
AVP-Capital Projects & Planning
SJ

Scott Jenkins

AMB Sports and Entertainment
General Manager
YK

Yasunori Kawashima

Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), INC.
Director
KK

Kris Kelleher

University of West Georgia
Coordinator of Facilities
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Allen Klevens

Tooshlights
Founder, CEO
PL

Pierre Legault

National Arts Center
Maintenance Manager
CL

Charles Leone

City of Orlando
Amway Center Operations Division Manager
SL

Steve Levine

AtmosAir
President/CEO
CL

Charlie Lewis

EventBooking
Sales Director
ML

Mike Loeffler

VDA (Van Deusen & Associates)
Regional Vice President – Southeast
DL

Dan Lolli

Sporting Kansas City
Vice President, Operations
NM

Nolan MacGregor

Sporting Kansas City
Director of Facility Operations
MM

Mark Maurer

Henderson Engineers, Inc
Senior Security Specialist
BM

Brad Mayne

International Association Of Venue Managers Inc
President and CEO
JM

Joe Mendoza

Houston Dynamo / Houston Sports Park
Director of Facility Operations
BM

Bart Miller

Walter P Moore
Principal
BM

Billy Miller

GWCCA
Facility Manager-Maintenance
GM

Gerard Mills

MGM National Harbor
Production Manager
RM

Royce Mitchell

Dallas Cowboys/AT&T Stadium
Conversion Manager
EM

Edgar Moctezuma

Dynamo Stadium
Director of Stadium Operations and Engineering
AN

Andrew Newman

Howe Engineers, Inc.
Principal
AO

Alyssa O'Keefe

University of West Georgia
Assistant Director of Facilities and Events
CO

Chan Onechanh

LASED
Director of Operations
TP

TJ Peele

University of West Georgia
Director of University Recreation
ZP

Zachary Peterson

Von Braun Center
Operations Supervisor
CP

Courtney Porcella

AwareManager
Director of Marketing
JP

Jeff Provenzano

Maryland Stadium Authority
VP - Facilities
RR

Rodney Richardson

Atlanta Hawks
Manager, Conversion
DR

Danny Rodriguez

Von Braun Center
Operations Supervisor
AR

Art Rodriquez

ABM
VP, Operations - National
MR

Mike Rogers

Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
Sr. Principal
AR

Alfredo Roman

ABM
Manager - East Region
WR

Wayne Rosser

GWCCA
Facility Manager-Utilities/Plant
CR

Craig Russell

BancorpSouth Arena & Conference Center
Director of Operations
AS

Alex Sampedro-Carbajal

Miami Heat / AA Arena
Seat Technician, Engineering
FS

Frankie Schneeberg

UW Madison Pyle Center
Building and Grounds Supervisor
DS

Darin Scott

City of Boca Raton
Amphitheater Venue Coordinator
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Russ Simons

VSG
Chief Listening Officer
TS

Travis Skelding

TD Place
Event Production Coordinator
JS

Jim Spencer

Miami Heat / AA Arena
VP, Operations & Asst. GM
SS

Sandra Stewart

Verizon Arena
IT Coordinator
AS

Alaina Switzer

Venue Solutions Group
Associate
JT

James Taylorson

GWCC
Facility Supervisor-Services
VT

Vigil Todd

Hussey Seating
Direct Project Development
DW

Doug Weis

Henderson Engineers, Inc
Vice President
KW

Kevin white

GWCCA
Chief Engineer
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Tom Williams

Venue Solutions Group
Partner
TW

Trevor Williams

Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Senior Director of Building Operations
LW

Lisa Wooley

Venue Solutions Group
VSG Event Staff
MW

MIKE WOOLEY

Venue Solutions Group
Partner
TW

Tom Wright

Straz Center
Facilities Director