It's hard to believe looking at Donna Dowless, with her trendsetting fashion sense and livewire demeanor, that she could have been in the venue management business for 40 years. But she has. This year's nominee for IAAM's Joe Anzivino Distinguished Allied Member Award walked into RFK Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C., at the age of 17 and she never looked back.

"The old saying 'Time flies when you're having fun' truly does apply," Dowless said. "Every day was ...

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