Category: Front Row

Management: August 2021

Alex Winsberg (left) and George Hanna have new positions with the Los Angeles Clippers organization. The Los Angeles Clippers organization added two executive-level positions. George Hanna, chief technology and digital officer, will work across the NBA Clippers, the G League Agua Caliente Clippers, the Forum and the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center, the Clippers’ planned new arena scheduled to open in 2024, and oversee technology and digital. Alex Winsberg begins as the new chief legal officer for the new arena and general counsel of the Forum. Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia appointed Kelley Maddox vice president of sales. Maddox will lead the development and implementation of strategic sales and marketing initiatives for the 208-room hotel and new Event Center, which is now accepting bookings for meetings and private events. Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. promoted Randy Fibiger to senior vice president of bookings and named Josephine Vaccarello senior vice president […]

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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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