President and CEO, International Association of Venue Managers (Courtesy IAVM)From teenage hot dog vendor to IAVM’s leader, via MetLife Stadium, American Airlines Center and other venues. I thought I’d grow up to beAn airline pilot.  First job in the industryHot dog vendor in the stands of the University of Utah stadium. Favorite part of the jobServing diverse individuals who work in the events and entertainment industries in strengthening their knowledge and skill sets.    Least favorite part of the jobDealing with people and organizations that don’t understand that collaboration breeds success on a grander level.  If I weren’t doing this, I’d be …Working for a venue like the many I have worked for in the past.   MentorsMy mother and father. They instilled in me a sense of strength, compassion, service and my core values.   Free-time pursuitsSpend time with my wife, Cheryl; our nine grandchildren and their parents; and […]
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