Richard L. Andersen, CVE, ICD.D

Richard L. Andersen
Chief Illuminations Officer
Venue Solutions Group

Richard Andersen currently serves as Chief Illuminations Officer for VSG Advantage Training, a multifaceted training and leadership development organization connected to the Venue Solutions Group suite of services.  Clients include professional and collegiate sports organizations and a host of service and media related industries (including Westbrook Media owned by Will and Jada Smith)

With 35 years of senior executive level entertainment and sports management experience, Richard has overseen nearly every kind of venue and event imaginable – from Super Bowls to World Series, major concerts and shows to MLS championship events, hockey’s World Juniors and major Olympic related projects.  

Richard is Past Chair of the International Association of Venue Managers and the Venue Management School Board of Regents. He currently instructs at both the US based Venue Management School and the Australian based Leadership Institute and Venue Management School.