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.