Speakers 2019

Chief Sales Officer
Sporting Kansas City

 
CEO
Drake’s Organic Spirits

 
Director of Stadium Services
Green Bay Packers

 
Director, Esports
DKC

 
Director of Premium Sales & Service
Cincinnati Reds

 
Director of Service and Activation
Kansas City Chiefs

 
President, General Manager
FC Cincinnati

 
President
Bigelow Companies

 
President
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 
Director of Influencer Marketing
SeatGeek

 
Managing Sports Principal
Russell S.P.A.C.E. Venues Group

 
Speaker, Author
“Why Can’t You’” Podcast Host

 
Owner
Sold Out Seating

 
Assistant Athletics Director for Development, Operations
University of Illinois Athletics

 
President of Interactive Gaming
MGM Resorts International

 
Co-Founder and Head of Business Development
3D Digital Venue

 
Founder & CEO
Game Face, Inc.

 
Duane Cummings, Co-Founder, The Speakers Guild of America and CEO, The Sensational Group LLC
Co-Founder, The Speakers Guild of America
CEO, The Sensational Group

 
SVP of Corporate Sales
Cambria

 
Sean Decker
Senior Vice President of Operations and Events
Texas Rangers

 
Sports, Recreation, and Entertainment Practice Leader
Perkins + Will

 
Senior Director of Ticketing & Business Intelligence
Chicago Fire Soccer Club

 
Vice President, Business Development
Venuetize

 
President, Sales and Marketing
MacKenzie Corporation

 
Senior Director, Guest and Culinary Experience
Pacers Sports & Entertainment

 
Bill Dorsey
Founder and Chairman
ALSD

 
Principal, Sports Practice Leader
Johnson Consulting

 
Reporter
Crain’s Chicago Business

 
Paul Epstein, Director of Partnerships & Leadership Development, BW Leadership Institute 
Director of Partnerships & Leadership Development
BW Leadership Institute

 
Senior Vice President of Ticket Sales, Service, Marketing & Club Operations
Chicago Fire Soccer Club

 
Executive Creative Director
Hornall Anderson

 
Vice President of Information Technology
Los Angeles Dodgers

 
SVP, Global Partnerships
AEG/T-Mobile Arena

 
Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing
Chicago Cubs

 
Assistant AD, Ticket Sales & Client Experience
University of Miami

 
President
Milwaukee Bucks

 
Co-Founder, Human Kind Holistic Consulting Firm;
Owner of Wolf Tribe a division of Philip Folsom Programs

 
EVP/Publisher
ALSD

 
Director of Premium Seating Services
Minnesota Vikings

 
Founder & CEO
WAVEWORK

 
Mobile Product Manager,
Miami Heat, AmericanAirlines Arena

 
VP, Entertainment and Creative Development, Muzology;
Frmr Manager, Assets & Special Projects, AEG/Sprint Center

 
VP, Premium Ticketing
Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment

 
President
Carolina Panthers

 
Vice President Premium & Membership Development
Detroit Pistons

 
Vice President, Premium Partnerships
Prudential Center and New Jersey Devils

 
Director, Premium, Membership, and Suite Sales
San Diego Padres

 
Director, Premium Seating & Season Ticket Sales
Philadelphia Union

 
Product Manager
Ungerboeck

 
Senior Director of Communications
AVIXA

 
Chief Learning Officer and Co-Founder
Inspiration Sports Business Institute, LLC

 
Executive Director of Arena Operations
T-Mobile Arena

 
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Chicago Bears

 
Shannon Hansen
General Manager
Wofford Sports Properties

 
Vice President of Marketing
DialSource

 
Executive Vice President of Fan Engagement
Fund Raisers Sports

 
Founder, Chief of Experience
Holocene

 
Divisional President
The Middleby Corporation

 
VP, Premium Seating and Group Sales
Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment, Amalie Arena

 
Founder & CEO
OneMob

 
VP – Commercial Operations/Director of Business Development
Arena Americas, Division of the Arena Group

 
CEO
Horrow Sports Ventures

 
Owner
Hunden Strategic Partners

 
Sports & Entertainment, Project Developer
Baker Audio Visual

 
Manager of Guest Services & Diamond Suites
Chicago White Sox

 
Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer
Texas Rangers Baseball Club

 
Senior Associate, Acquisitions & Development
Hickory Street Capital

 
Creative Director
Hornall Anderson

 
Director of Premium Operations
Xcel Energy Center

 
Senior Director, Premium Sales
Milwaukee Bucks

 
Senior Vice President, Premium Sales and Service
STAPLES Center/AEG

 
Commercial Director
Levy UK

 
Managing Director – Growth, Leadership, Culture
People Stretch Solutions

 
Director, Partner Marketing
SeatGeek

 
Vice President, Hospitality Strategy
STAPLES Center & LA LIVE for Levy

 
President
516 Business Solutions

 
Executive Director of Business Development & Premium Partnerships
The Detroit Lions - Ford Field

 
Founder + Chief Architect
Generator Studio

 
Vice President, Ticket Sales & Services
Carolina Panthers

 
Director of Event Strategy & Services
San Francisco Giants

 
Director, NHL Club Business & Analytics
National Hockey League

 
SVP, Strategic Initiatives, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
General Manager, Monumental Sports Network

 
Manager, Club Business & Business Analytics
National Hockey League

 
Vice President, Premium Services
Levy

 
Head of Global Sports
Nepa

 
Partner
SPD/Chicago

 
Vice President of Business Development
Delaware North Companies Sportservice

 
Associate Vice President, Sales
New England Revolution

 
Director of Sales
Chicago White Sox

 
Managing Director
Pitch Lab

 
Experience Technology Consultant
Electrosonic

 
Principal
EwingCole

 
Co-Founder, Senior Consultant
Southwestern Consulting

 
Co-Founder & Partner
4FRONT

 
Director of Suite Services
Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club-Miller Park

 
Founder
Power Body Language

 
Vice President of Club Business & Analytics
National Hockey League

 
Associate Athletics Director - Strategic Initiatives
Purdue Athletics

 
President
Complex Sports & Entertainment

 
Fan Experience Expert
7 Star Service

 
Director of Sales
Tampa Bay Rays

 
Vice President of Event Marketing & Sales
UFC

 
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Suite Experience Group

 
General Manager, Club Wembley
The FA Group

 
Vice President
CAA ICON

 
Principal
Populous

 
Sports, Recreation, and Entertainment Practice Leader, Principal
Perkins+Will  

 
Vice President, Data Science
Aramark

 
Sr. Director of Ticket Sales and Premium Seating
San Francisco Giants

 
EVP/CEO, United Center
Sr. EVP, Chicago White Sox

 
Scott Spencer, President, Suite Experience Group
President
Suite Experience Group

 
CEO
Breadware, Inc.

 
Founder & Design Director
Generator Studio

 
Senior Vice President/Facilities Operations
Pacers Sports & Entertainment

 
Director, Membership & Premium Sales
Canucks Sports & Entertainment

 
National Director, Sports & Entertainment, SVP, Project and Development Services
JLL

 
Senior Director, Ticket Sales & Premium Membership
Sacramento Kings

 
VP
Wrigley Field Restoration and Expansion

 
Head of Customer Success
OneMob

 
CEO
Advent

 
CEO and Co-Founder
Sports Innovation Lab

 
Vice President of Global Sports and Events Sales
MGM Resorts International

 
Director, Premium & Business Development
Detroit Pistons

 
Senior Director, Premium Services
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 
EVP/COO
United Center

 
Principal & Owner
FCSI

 
Principal
EwingCole

 
Senior Vice President, Venues
National Basketball Association

 
Vice President, Sales
Tyson Group

 
Principal
MSA Design

 
Sr. Director of Corporate Sales
Spurs Sports & Entertainment

 
Vice President, Products - North America Concerts
Live Nation

 
Premium Services Manager
Detroit Lions

 
Senior Vice President
USL League One

 
CEO, Founder
Imagination Park Technologies

 
Premium Seating Sales Executive
New England Patriots

 
Director, Client Services
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

 
Russ Simons
Chief Listening Officer, Managing Partner
Venue Solutions Group

 
Director, Premium Seating, Season Seats and Services
Oilers Entertainment Group

 
Manager of Suiteholder Experience
Cleveland Browns

 
Director of Sports Venues
Shawmut Design and Construction

 
Consultant
Premium Sports Business Consulting

 
Founder/CEO
Stanovich Hospitality Group

 
Vice President, Sales
Full House Solutions

 
Head of North American Markets
3D Digital Venue 

 
Senior Interior Designer, Principal
Populous

 
Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Chief Strategy Officer
Chicago Cubs

 
Magician, Illusionist
Mike Super - Magic & Illusion

 
Head of Operations
Loop & Tie

 
Special Assistant to the General Manager
Chicago White Sox

 
Vice President of Ticket Sales and Premium Seating
San Francisco Giants

 
Chief Operating Officer
Chicago Fire Soccer Club

 
SVP and Chief Technology Officer
NCR Corporation

 
Founder and President
KissCam LLC

 
Director of Tickets - Premium Services & Events
Indianapolis Indians

 
Senior Director of Training and Development
Sports Business Solutions

 
Senior Director, Ticket Sales and Membership Services
San Diego Padres

 
Chief Creative Officer
Levy

 
Director of Luxury Sales & Services
Hornets Sports & Entertainment

 
Special Counsel
Covington & Burling LLP

 
Director of Athletics
University of Illinois

 
Vice President - Ticketing, Premium & Suite Sales
St. Louis Blues

 
Director of Premium Sales
Orlando Magic

 
Executive Vice President of  Development
Levy

 
General Manager/Director of Research
FansVoice/Lancaster Research

 
Senior Vice President of Sales
DialSource

 
Sports Practice Director
Dimensional Innovations

 
Chief Executive Officer
Minnesota United

 
Founder
Empowerment of a Salesperson

 
President
STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater and L.A. LIVE