Chris Bigelow is President of the Bigelow Companies, Inc., consultants to sports, entertainment and convention center facilities, providing design services for new and renovated foodservice facilities, operational audits of existing foodservice and merchandise operations, and RFP and contracting assistance for those facilities that contract their concession and catering services. Chris Bigelow has been in the foodservice business since 1971, with a concentration in the public assembly market since 1974. He received a BA in Business Administration with a Hotel and Restaurant Administration major from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Chris is former Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Concessionaires, F&B Instructor at the IAVM Venue Management School and a well-known author and speaker for the sports foodservice industry. His writings are included in text books used by Sports Management majors at Universities throughout the US. Chris was named one of the Top Twenty Most Influential People in Sports Facility Design, Architecture and Development by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal.