Joe Litvag Named Executive Director Of Gridiron Stadium Network As Jeff Apregan Retires
Joe Litvag of the Just Listen Company has been named Executive Director of Gridiron Stadium Network with the retirement of longtime ED Jeff Apregan of Apregan Entertainment Group, effective immediately, GSN announced.
Litvag is a live entertainment veteran since 1993, having worked with Contemporary Productions (later acquired by SFX Entertainment), AEG Presents, Blackbird Presents and Danny Wimmer Presents.
Gridiron Stadium Network, created in 2005, represents 15 NFL facilities to create awareness and promote the assets of its member buildings.
Over the course of nearly 30 years, Litvag’s work has included curating, operating, promoting and producing thousands of concerts, festivals and events.
“We are excited for Joe to join the GSN and lead us into a new era,” GSN’s Executive Committee said in a statement. “The past decade has proven to be very promising for live entertainment growth in the world of NFL stadiums. Joe’s industry knowledge, experience and insight will offer great value to each one of our member teams. Our foundation and network is as strong as it has ever been. We’d like to thank Jeff Apregan of Apregan Entertainment Group, along with his staff, who helped guide us through many transformational years. Jeff will be greatly missed.”
Apregan, who started his career on the programming committee of his alma mater, California State University, Fresno, and also worked handling business affairs for Avalon Attractions, managed artists, books fairs, run a major amphitheater and had longtime touring and professional relationship with Neil Diamond. He founded Apregan Entertainment Group in Thousand Oaks, Calif., to work with venues and of which GSN was a client.
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“I’m really thrilled to be selected to serve in this important position for the GSN,” Litvag stated. “I certainly have big shoes to fill after watching Jeff Apregan’s track of success, but with such a strong existing network of members, I have no doubt that we will be successful in continue to evolve and grow GSN’s vision for the future. I started the Just Listen Company to be in a position to help others become even more successful in the live entertainment space. My role with the GSN gives me the unique ability to work with 15 of the country’s top NFL teams and stadiums to generate more event concepts, develop fresh content and drive more fans to these incredible facilities. It’s really a perfect match.”
Litvag, who is based in St. Louis, Mo., can be contacted at 314-458-8333.