ALSD League Day and Standalone Meetings

National Basketball Association (Shedd AB, Floor 2)

  • Courtney Blake-Rice, Senior Director, Ticket Sales & Premium Membership, Sacramento Kings 
  • Elizabeth Godek, Vice President, Premium & Membership Development, Detroit Pistons
  • Alan Wheeling, Director, Luxury Sales & Services, Hornets Sports & Entertainment 

National Hockey League (Water Tower AB, Floor 2)

  • Keri Johnson, Director, Premium Service & Operations, Minnesota Wild 
  • Nick Wierciak, Vice President - Ticketing, Premium & Suite Sales, St. Louis Blues 
  • Erin Leigh, Director, NHL Club Business & Analytics, National Hockey League
  • Michael Levine, Manager, Club Business & Analytics, National Hockey League

Major League Baseball (Daniel Burnham, Floor 3)

  • Jeff Gould, Director, Premium & Suite Sales, San Diego Padres
  • Curt Waugh, Senior Director of Ticket Sales and Service, San Diego Padres 
  • John Markiewicz, Director of Sales, Chicago White Sox 
  • Alexandria Janowiak, Manager of Guest Services & Diamond Suites, Chicago White Sox 

National Football League (Glessner House AB, Floor 3)

  • Kathleen Sheldon, Senior Manager of Premium Services & Experiences, Detroit Lions 
  • Christopher Silvia, Premium Seating, Kraft Sports + Entertainment
  • Candy Fuzesy, Director Premium Seating Services and Operations, Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC 

Major League Soccer, International, and Other Soccer Clubs (Glessner House C, Floor 3)

  • Charlene Nyantekyi, General Manager, Club Wembley, The FA Group
  • Zachary Dicken, Senior Director of Ticketing & Business Intelligence, Chicago Fire Soccer Club
  • Nick Mann, Associate Vice President, Sales, New England Revolution 

College & University, Minor Leagues, Racing, Entertainment and Performance Venues 

Your personalized program includes morning workshops from 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.:

  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Leadership vs. Management (George Pullman, Floor 3)
    • Gary Michels, Co-Founder, Senior Consultant, Southwestern Consulting
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Selling is an Away Game (George Pullman, Floor 3)
    • Allison Schuller, Vice President, Sales, Tyson Group

Following morning workshops, groups break into meeting rooms from 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m., then break for lunch. Afternoon roundtables from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. re-join respective groups: College, Minor League, Racing, Entertainment and Performance Venues tackling topics like tax implications, renovations, stewardship, new inventory, partnerships, renewals and amenities, and innovation.

College Standalone Meeting (9:45-11:15 a.m.: George Pullman, Floor 3, 11:20 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Marina City, Floor 2)
Bobbi Busboom, Assistant Athletics Director for Development, Operations, University of Illinois Athletics
Shannon Hansen, General Manager, Wofford Sports Properties
Mackie Feierstein, Assistant AD, Ticket Sales & Client Experience, University of Miami
Presenter: Bill McCullough, Principal and Director, Sports Practice, EwingCole

Minor Leagues, Entertainment, Performance Venue Meeting (9:45-11:15 a.m.: George Pullman, Floor 3, 11:20 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Henry Clarke, Floor 3)
Brian Bucciarelli, Managing Director Entertainment Sales & Partnerships, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Co.
Kerry Vick, Director of Tickets - Premium Services & Events, Indianapolis Indians

Racing Meeting (9:45-11:15 a.m.: George Pullman, Floor 3, 11:20 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Physiology, Floor 3)
Moderator: Rebecca Simon, Director, Client Services, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Food & Beverage (Design & Build Forum: Grand Horizon DEFG)

Food & Beverage attendees will join the Design & Build Forum for foodservice-related sessions.


July 1, 2019
Time Start: 
9:30 a.m.
Time End: 
4:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Chicago

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