Libonati Joins Justice

Daren Libonati, longtime executive director of Thomas & Mack Center, Sam Boyd Stadium and Cox Pavilion at UNLV, has resigned those posts to become president and COO of Justice Entertainment Group, also located in Las Vegas.

Libonati will join entertainment veteran and JEG Chairwoman Susan Joseph.

“I’m so excited at the opportunities that exist throughout the world as it relates to entertainment and business,” said Libonati. “I have had so many wonderful mentors within the entertainment and live event industry over the past 25 years. I’m looking forward to sharing some of my ideas, and wrapping my arms around a handful of clients, who represent some of the unique sporting and entertainment companies today.”

He may be leaving his 10-year post at UNLV, but that does not mean Libonati is necessarily shutting the door behind him.

He told Pollstar that he is in discussions with the university to work on future programs.

“UNLV and the facilities have been an important part of my life,” said Libonati. “I started my career at the Thomas & Mack Center over 25 years ago working in the parking lot. It would be wonderful to continue working with the facilities and open new doors with JEG.”