Category: Management News

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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Management: April 2021

Becci Thomson (from left), Katie Musham and Sara Tomkins join Co-op Live in Manchester, England. Management AlphaTheta Music Americas brand Pioneer DJ hired Chad Bscherer as Midwest district sales manager and Daniel Yount as ecommerce coordinator and promoted JeanPierre Rivas to digital marketing strategist and Ryan Roth to brand marketing strategist. Outback Presents named veteran concert promoter Danny Eaton senior vice president. Oak View Group named Ann Jackson chief people and culture officer. Jackson was Charter Communications’ vice president of human resources and before that served at Madison Square Garden for 16 years in a variety of senior human resources roles. Live Nation Concerts promoted Amanda Moore to lead the residency business for Live Nation Las Vegas. In her expanded role, Moore will be overseeing booking, marketing and business operations for the company’s multimillion-dollar residency business in the Vegas market. Centerplate’s Paul Pettas has seen his role expanded to public […]

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Management: January 2021

ASM Global named John Drum general manager of U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Drum served three years as assistant general manager of operations and most recently as the interim general manager at the stadium, home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.  BSE Global, owner of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, named Adina Erwin general manager of Barclays Center. Erwin most recently was senior vice president of business operations at TD Garden in Boston. In other BSE announcements, Emerson Moore was named executive vice president and chief people officer, Peter Stern executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Jackie Wilson II executive director of diversity and inclusion. Chris Giacalone was named vice president of hospitality at Barclays as well, announced in collaboration with venue operator ASM Global. The Cobb County Recreation Board appointed attorney Joseph B. Atkins to the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority. Atkins fills the unexpired term of Johnny […]

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