IAVM Foundation Announces the 30|UNDER|30 Class of 2020

The IAVM Foundation has announced the 30|UNDER|30 Class of 2020. The program, in its sixth year, is made possible thanks to the ongoing support of , as well as many IAVM Foundation donors.

“The Foundation Board of Trustees, along with past award recipients, spent long hours making the selections for this latest class of winners,” stated Adina Erwin, CVE, Chair of the IAVM Foundation Board of Trustees. “We thank all the candidates for participating in the process. Congratulations to the winners! We look forward to honoring you in IAVM’s first-ever virtual celebration.”

Designed to engage the best and brightest young professionals in the venue management industry, the 30|UNDER|30 program recognizes emerging leaders – and their talents – which help accelerate the industry and carry it into the future.

“The Class of 2020 will forever be remembered for the uniqueness of the year and for their hard work and passion as they continue to carve out their paths in venue management,” stated Gina Brydson, IAVM Director of Membership and Interim Director of Development for the Foundation “Those chosen exemplify the vision and talent that will serve the future of our industry well.”

Information regarding the virtual reception honoring the class of 2020 will be announced soon.

Meet the IAVM Foundation’s 30|UNDER|30 Class of 2020:

Rachel Austin, Target Center

David Ax, Memphis Grizzlies

Samantha Bernheim, Virginia Beach Convention Center

Taylor Bradford, Walton Arts Center

Trevor Chesler, ASM-Tulsa: BOK Center and Cox Business Center

Kara Cox, Sprint Center-ASM Global

Tim DeMott, The Classic Center

Kayln Denniston, EventBooking

Lauren Falco, El Paso Live

Haley Fort, The Classic Center

Kathryn Gidluck, Vancouver Convention Centre

Marina Jaramillo, Spectra Venue Management

Emily Jensen, Tacoma Venues & Events, Tacoma Dome / Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Jacqueline ‘Nicki’ Kelsch, University of Texas at Arlington – College Park Center/Texas Hall

Sarah Kraynik, Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

Katy Lang, The Grand Theater

Shelby Looker, Spectra – Alerus Center

Brittany Martin, Cobb Galleria Centre

Jordan Racine, Venue Coalition, Inc.

Cesar Ramirez, Destination El Paso

Casey Redish, Spurs Spurs & Entertainment / AT&T Center

Zakiya Smith-Dore, University of Florida Performing Arts

Alex Soltero, Los Angeles Convention Center

Therese Spaseff, Charleston Gaillard Center

Alli Stangel, Portland Trail Blazers/Moda Center

Dave Straley, Stephen C. O’Connell Center

Jennifer Tuchband, Keen Independent Research

Hannah Turner, University of Wyoming Athletics

Haley Wentzlof, Butler Arts & Events Center

Kylie Wilkerson, Bridgestone Arena

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