We are seeking nominations for the 2011 Hall of Headlines awards by Wednesday, Oct. 12! 

Each December, Venues Today hands out its most prestigious honor, the Hall of Headlines Award. The award is given to members in four different categories – News, Bookings, Marketing and Concessions. The awards are given to individuals who have made a difference in the facilities industry in the last 12 months, and recipients are nominated and elected by Venues Today readers.

Who is eligible?

Anyone in the sports, entertainment and meeting industries who has made a significant contribution to our professional world in 2011.

How to nominate?

Email a description of the person, organization, accomplishments and their contact info to Samantha@venuestoday.com, fax to (714) 378-0040 or call (714) 378-5400 and ask for Samantha no later than Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.

How are winners determined?

Subscribers and Venues Today staff will vote by fax, phone and on our website for one winner per category. 

Previous winners:


News – Jay Roberts, Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh
Bookings – Jon Bon Jovi
Marketing – Paul Hooper and Matt Johnson at Rupp Arena in Lexington
Concessions – Norb Bartosik, California State Fair, Sacramento


News – Lee Zeidman, Staples Center Los Angeles and Nokia Theatre, L.A. Live
Bookings – Gregg Perloff with Another Planet Entertainment, Marc Geiger from William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Brad Parsons, Arena Network
Marketing – Ed Snider and Peter Luukko, Comcast-Spectacor
Concessions – Steve Zahn, Centerplate


News – Kenneth Feld, Feld Entertainment
Bookings – John Bolton, BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.
Marketing – Jeff Blosser, Oregon Convention Center, Portland
Concessions – David Padilla, Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan


News – Wes Westley, SMG
Bookings – Bruce MacTaggart and Brad Parsons, Walking With Dinosaurs
Marketing – Larry Wilson, John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Va.
Concessions – Ken Young, Ovations


News – Peter Sullivan, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Bookings – Mike Scanlon, Rose Quarter, Portland
Marketing – Terry Barnes, Ticketmaster
Bookings – Ken Young, Ovations


News – Doug Thornton, Louisiana SuperDome, New Orleans
Bookings – Brad Parsons, ArenaNetwork, and Ron VanDeVeen, Meadowlands, East Rutherford, N.J.
Marketing – Dennis Scanlon, Rose Quarter, Portland
Concessions – Peter Luukko, Comcast-Spectacor