2020-2021 Board of Directors

Chair of the Board

Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe, CVE

President and CEO
San Diego Convention Center Corporation

Senior Officers

1st Vice Chair

Eric Hart, CVE

Tampa Sports Authority

2nd Vice Chair

Adina Erwin, CVE

Senior VP of Business Operations
TD Garden

Past Chair

Tammy Koolbeck, CVE

Executive Director
Iowa State Center


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

Jim Brown, CVE

Executive Director
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

Region 3

Scott Hallgren, CVE

Executive Director
Bridge View Center

Region 4

Chris Hayden

Director of Sports Facilities
Montana State University

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

Leighton Wood

Chief Operating Officer
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Sector Directors


Mark Gnatovic

Executive Vice President
SearchWide Global


Scott Mullen, CVE

Executive Director
TaxSlayer Center

Convention Centers/Exhibit Halls

Erin Jepson, CMP, CVP

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


Bobby Goldwater, CVE

Georgetown University Sports Industry Management

Board of Trustees

Bill Bavirsha, CVE

Associate Athletic Director/General Manager
UIC Sports Complex


Ex-Officio Board Members


Board of Governors

Dan Archabal, CVP - Chair


Board of Regents

Philip Jordan, CVE

Performative Solutions, LLC


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