Our guest for the Janaury 12th edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Brad Mayne, CEO, International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)
Brad Mayne, CEO, International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM)
Brad Mayne took the helm of International Association of Venue Managers in 2016 and under his leadership has led membership to a historic high, to well over 7,200, the largest number of members in the group’s roughly 100 years.
He also led IAVM and the venue management industry successfully through the COVID-19 pandemic, advocating for state and federal assistance to keep venues open.
Brad was a member of IAVM for over 30 years, prior to being appointed as the President and CEO. He previously served as the President and CEO of both MetLife Stadium at the New Jersey Meadowlands and American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Over his storied career, Brad has run multiple buildings, including Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California, now Honda Center and the Five Seasons Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, now Alliant Energy Powerhouse.
Our guest for the December 22nd edition of PlayMakers Talk Show: Tracy Ruckel, General Manager of Community Impact’s Richardson, Texas Edition
Tracy Ruckel, General Manager of Community Impact’s Richardson, Texas Edition
Tracy Ruckel joined Community Impact in January of 2019 shortly after the launch of the Richardson, TX edition and has helped oversee its ascent to becoming an integral part of the city.
With a long sales background that includes working with schools, charities and companies, small and large on marketing campaigns and strategies as well as fund raising, Tracy is uniquely positioned to oversee this growth and manage a diverse team of individuals with different skill sets and responsibilities.
Community Impact News was founded in Pflugerville, TX in 2005 by John and Jennifer Garrett. Since that time, the company has enjoyed enormous growth that now includes 40 markets total in the Austin, DFW, Houston, and San Antonio metros.
As part of their mission, Community Impact mails their paper monthly to every residence and they report on news that is hyper-local and useful. Most importantly, Community Impact provides needed content in each community that serve, that in many cases, readers cannot find anywhere else. This is achieved by having reporters attend every city council and school board meeting to provide coverage.