Member Highlights

The ALSD is an association of sports and entertainment professionals from all levels of the venue marketplace, from premium seating to ticket sales, technology solutions to facility operations, and everything in between. We are decision makers, sales leaders, service pros, foodservice providers, architects, and builders of memorable experiences.

Through this collection of ALSD member highlights, presented by Spring USA, meet your peers in this community that serves to elevate your venue and career. It’s our people that makes the ALSD special and the leading organization for premium seating and venue development professionals to network, exchange best practices, and share values since 1990.


His sales team is generating new leads with a throwback technology reborn. He’s linking small, medium, and large companies in the Houston business community. And he’s excited to host more fans at in-person events. He’s Matt Schroll, Director of Business Development for the Houston Dynamo FC, Houston Dash, and BBVA Stadium.

He was a college baseball player. He’s managed basketball facilities for three NBA teams. He’s committed to the physical and mental health and wellness of his players. He’s now building a new $70 million, 130,000-square-foot training center. He's David Painter, Director of Basketball Facilities for the Orlando Magic.

She is open-minded to change. She’s balanced work meetings over Zoom with virtual classrooms for her kids. She manages her team and guests with compassion. And she believes improvements made today have significant impact for years to come. She’s Nicole Meloff, VP of Experience and Special Projects for the Florida Panthers.

He smiles big. He brings championship energy. He’s earned multiple degrees. He’s passed on lessons learned to tens of thousands of Louisville’s youths. He’s prepared for the return of live events. And he sees a beehive of activity reigniting the industry. He’s Robbie Valentine, Senior Director of Sales at the KFC Yum! Center.