Category: Faces & Places

Management: May 2021

Kerry Painter has been nominated as second vice chair of the International Association of Venue Managers. (Courtesy Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex) Oak View Group Facilities named Brad Painter booking director of Thompson-Boling Arena at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Painter was senior director of booking operations for AC Entertainment. Dr. Til Jolly, chief medical officer of Aveshka Inc., was named chair of the newly formed Medical Advisory Board for the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience. Fiserv Forum, home of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, hired Starr Butler as vice president of booking and events. She spent four years in a similar role at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and filled a consulting role for Legends. Kerry Painter, general manager and director of the Raleigh Convention and Performing Arts Complex in North Carolina, has been nominated as second vice chair of the International Association of Venue Managers’ board […]

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Q&A: Rosemont’s Pat Nagle

Pat Nagle: “I was in high school and my favorite band in the world was Styx. I’ve been able to meet and be friends with them. REO, Cheap Trick, all the local bands, same thing.” (Courtesy Allstate Arena) Longtime Chicago-area GM talks about life during the shutdown and 30 years of memories Pat Nagle is tied to Rosemont, Illinois, as much as the iconic rose painted on the city’s water tower near O’Hare Airport. Over the past 32 years, Nagle has played a key role running Allstate Arena (capacity 18,000) and the Rosemont Theatre (capacity 4,400). Nagle, an accountant, started working as finance director for the Rosemont Horizon in 1989, nine years after the venue opened, and he was promoting concerts in-house by the early 1990s. The arena was rebranded in 1999 after Allstate Insurance Co. acquired naming rights. That same year, Nagle was promoted to general manager of the […]

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