The ALSD focuses its awards programming every year on an elite few, focusing on the industry’s best, and not its many. In addition to our Spotlight awards, we recognize one, and only one, individual each year with the ALSD’s Bill Dorsey Visionary Award. It is presented in conjunction with the annual ALSD Conference and Tradeshow, the world's largest gathering in the sports and live events industry devoted to premium seating and venue development.
The Bill Dorsey Visionary Award distinguishes a universally appreciated industry leader whose passion and performance have led his or her organization to new heights in sports and entertainment. The award does not necessarily praise innovation... but it can. It does not necessarily celebrate a lifetime of achievement... but it does. The criteria for selection start with something else, something intangible.
“The Visionary Award is very much about character, reflected in the fact that our visionaries inspire loyalty,” says Bill Dorsey, Founder and Chairman of the ALSD, for whom the award is named. “It is amazing how few people leave the visionaries for which they work. They inspire love and loyalty, and yet can still be tough when it matters.”
This year’s recipient is Amy Latimer, President of TD Garden since 2012, who will be honored at the upcoming 31st Annual ALSD Conference and Tradeshow, August 15-17 at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
We challenge anyone to find even one person in this industry who does not respect her game. She has helped build and reimagine TD Garden, positioning it as one of the highest performing arenas on the continent. She has helped lead the transformation of the entire urban neighborhood around TD Garden, inspiring loyalty from her colleagues, partners, and team members at every turn.