VenuesNow Announces 2020 Women Of Influence Honorees

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VenuesNow’s 2020 Women of Influence honorees.

VenuesNow, the sports and entertainment facility industry’s premier trade publication, today announced its 2020 Women of Influence honorees. Now in its 14th year, the Women of Influence award honors visionaries and outstanding leaders in sports and live entertainment for their positive impact on the industry. The 10 honorees are voted on by subscribers with one editor’s choice.

With C-suite level executives, as well as EVPs, Directors, GMs and more, the leadership, success and sheer firepower of VenuesNow’s 2020 Women of Influence list this year more than ever transcends categorization.

“Women of Influence is a tremendous tradition at VenuesNow, and we’re proud to continue it with our biggest class ever,” Rob Knapp, VenuesNow’s managing editor said in a statement. “We know readers will enjoy and learn from our honorees’ stories, their accomplishments and their plans to lead their organizations and the industry toward better days.”

On Tues., July 28 at 11am PT / 2pm ET, all Women of Influence honorees will join together on VenuesNow’s Facebook page for a livestream roundtable moderated by 2019 Women of Influence Honoree and IEBA Executive Director Pam Matthews.

Additionally, VenuesNow Online will host a Women of Influence Award hub with individual honoree pages, photos, write-ups, and a recorded version of the roundtable. To visit the Women of Influence Award hub, visit

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2020’s Women of Influence cover honoree, Donna Daniels, EVP & Prudential Center GM, Harris Blitzer Sports & Ent.

2020 Women of Influence Honorees

Christine Barkley, President and CEO, Creative Booking Agency

Michele Bernstein, Founder, Michi B. Inc and WME, Consultant

Donna Daniels, EVP & Prudential Center GM, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

Stacie George, SVP of Booking – New York Market, Live Nation

Marlene Hendricks, SVP of Guest Experience & Staffing, Hornets Sports & Entertainment

Geni Lincoln (Editor’s Choice), GM and SVP/Live Events, Forum

Jamie Loeb, VP, Marketing, Nederlander Concerts

Amanda Mann, SVP and GM, Rose Quarter Operations

Kelly McGrath, Director of Sales and Marketing, Xcel Energy Center

Hallie Yavitch, VP, Booking, Staples Center and Microsoft Theater

VenuesNow, founded in 2002 as Venues Today is the leading trade publication covering live entertainment venues across the globe, serving managers, owners, operators and bookers of arenas, amphitheaters, stadiums, performing arts centers, clubs, theaters, and convention centers. VenuesNow delivers industry-leading analysis and data-driven content geared to helping venues and their industry partners operate more effectively and profitably VenuesNow’s box office charts, powered by Pollstar’s unsurpassed data, offer timely intel — truly unique and unparalleled in entertainment trade media.

VenuesNow is Pollstar’s sister publication, which are both owned by parent company Oak View Group, the  global advisory, development and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industries which includes a sponsorship/partnership company, a consulting division, a venue security company, a media division, a venture fund/equity division, and the Arena Alliance. Based in Los Angeles, OVG is helmed by its CEO Tim Leiweke and backed by The Azoff Company.