Valerie Tanaka

Valerie Tanaka
Senior Director, Premium Seating Operations
United Center

Valerie has been with the United Center, home of the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago
Bulls, since the year 2000. Promoted to Senior Director of Premium Seating Operations
in 2021, she oversees the procedures and processes involved in the sales and service
of Premium Seating to ensure the department is operating at a highly productive and
efficient level. Valerie is also responsible for the Premium Seating Guest Services area
and the day-of-event team members who provide service to Premium Seating guests at
all United Center events.

Valerie is originally from Cleveland, OH, and graduated from Denison University in
2000. She lives in Chicago with her husband Jeff and their two children, Dylan and