2019-2020 Board of Directors

Chair of the Board

Tammy Koolbeck, CVE

Executive Director
Iowa State Center

Senior Officers

1st Vice Chair

Clifford "Rip" Ripptoe, CVE

President and CEO
San Diego Convention Center Corporation

2nd Vice Chair

Eric Hart, CVE

Tampa Sports Authority

Past Chair

Michael Marion, CVE

General Manager
Verizon Arena


Management Ex-Officio

President & CEO

Brad Mayne, CVE

President & CEO


Regional Directors

Region 1

Frantzer Le Blanc, CVP, MBA

Assistant General Manager
UMBC Event Center

Region 2

Clement J. “C.J.” Steigmeyer, CPA

Vice President of Finance and COO
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Region 3

Scott Hallgren, CVE

Executive Director
Bridge View Center

Region 4

Chris Hayden

Assistant Director
Montana State University Bozeman Sports Facilities

Region 5

Brandi Quick, CVE

Executive Director
Huntsville-Madison County Marina & Port Authority

Region 6

Jeff Davis, CVE, CVP, CMP

Executive Director
Special Event Facilities
The University of Texas at Arlington

Region 7

Robert Elliott, CVP

Director of Production
Mesa Arts Center


IAVM/VMA Asia Pacific

Steve Harper, CVE

Director of Arenas
Melbourne and Olympic Parks

Sector Directors


Lynne King Smith

Chief Executive Officer


Scott Mullen, CVE

Executive Director
TaxSlayer Center

Convention Centers/Exhibit Halls

Erin Jepson, CMP, CVP

Director of Events and Guest Services
Oregon Convention Center

Performing Arts

Jennifer Norris, CVE

Assistant Managing Director
San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center


Patrick Tetrick, CVP, GSP

Director of Guest Relations
Broncos Field at Mile High


Dusty Saine

Director of Events and Campus Operations
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Board of Trustees

Adina Erwin, CVE

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
The Fox Theatre - Atlanta


Ex-Officio Board Members

Board of Governors

Anne Wheat, CVP - Chair

Vice President, Guest Services & Special Projects
MetLife Stadium

Board of Regents

Philip Jordan, CVE


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