Mid-January marked Brad Mayne’s six-month anniversary as President and CEO of IAVM. Appointed to succeed Vicki Hawarden after a nationwide search last spring, Mayne also serves as President and CEO of the IAVM Foundation. Prior to the appointment, he held the position of Dean of the association’s Venue Management School, and has served on the school’s Board of Regents since 1997. F&EM staff interviewed Mayne this past January and provided you the stories behind his president role.
It’s not easy for a venue operator to be a game-changer in the dense and highly competitive Northeast live entertainment market. But Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE) has made quite an impact on the New York area and beyond with the opening of a stellar new arena and the renovation of a classic one. While not quite on the scale of the Barclays Center’s new renovation project, see below for details on several other newsworthy arena renovations in the Northeast.
In many states, patronage at outdoor events is inhibited during the winter months — not so in Florida. Mecum Auctions, for example, enjoyed a very healthy attendance of around 30,000 at its January event in Kissimmee. . In fact, attendance at the world’s largest collector car auction has increased annually over the 10 years it has been held at Osceola Heritage Park, and the show remains the best attended of the 18 auctions Mecum holds.