The term brings to mind best-in-class superstars of sports and business, gifted luminaries who can seemingly do the impossible. The term also brings to mind mentors, guides, critical support roles — the backbone of success that may sometimes go overlooked. The VenuesNow 2022 All-Stars class looks to celebrate both sides of the spectrum and everything in between. From the executives formulating efficient logistics to the big-idea maestros pulling the strings and moving mountains, this year’s honorees have more than made their mark in the live sports and entertainment business.



Sofi Armenakian
Head of Sustainability | Atlanta Hawks / State Farm Arena

Jeannine Beson
Regional Vice President | Live Nation Entertainment

Cathy Engelbert
Commissioner | WNBA

Peter Evans
CEO | Patriot One Technologies

David Farrar
General Manager | ASM Global / Santander Arena & Santander Performing Arts Center

Kristen Fulmer
Sustainability Director, Oak View Group

Chris Gallagher
President |Quantum Sports + Entertainment Group

Marc Geiger
Chairman/CEO/Co-Founder | SaveLive

Andy Gorchov
General Manager | ASM Global, State Farm Stadium

Howard Handler
President | 313 Presents

Mischa Haramia
Venue Sector Entertainment Practice Director, Principal | Henderson Engineers

Monty Jones Jr.
General Manager | Enmarket Arena, OVG360

Amanda Kyser
Head of Comedy Operations | Live Nation

Ben Lovett
CEO | tvg Hospitality

Keegan McDonald
VP, Business Development | Oak View Group

Jill Monaghan
Senior Project Designer, Fun Director | Generator Studio

Sandra Douglass Morgan
Team President | Las Vegas Raiders

Jeff Nickler
Senior Vice President | Oak View Group, General Manager |Moody Center

Marla Ostroff
Managing Director, North America, Ticketmaster

Tobi Parks
Owner| xBk Live, Founding Member |D Tour,  Board VP |National Independent Venue Foundation

Jorge Pérez
Regional General Manager | ASM Global

Andrew Prince
President & CEO |Venue Coalition & ArenaNetwork

Xen Riggs
Ohio State University / Columbus Arena Management /Columbus Arena Sports and Entertainment

JW Roth
Founder, Chairman | Notes Live

Derek Schiller
 President & CEO | Atlanta Braves

Keith Sheldon
President of Entertainment | Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming

Cheryl Swanson
Vice President/General Manager | Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

John David Wicker
Athletic Director | San Diego State University

Alicia Woznicki 
VP of Design + Development | Aramark Sports + Entertainment

Andy Yates
Head of Food & Beverage | Live Nation


· All-Star Stadium: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles CA

· All-Star Arena: Moody Center, Austin TX

· All-Star Theater/PAC: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis MN

· All-Star Club: Big Night Live, Boston MA

· All-Star New Building: GEODIS Park, Nashville TN

· All-Star Renovation: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA

· All-Star Festival: Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco CA