The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) is pleased to announce the nomination of Adina Erwin, CVE, for Second Vice Chair of the IAVM Board of Directors. Erwin will serve a four-year term, taking on the Board Chair position in 2022-2023.
Erwin currently serves as Senior Vice President of Business Operations for TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Home to the legendary NBA Boston Celtics and NHL Boston Bruins, TD Garden is New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena and host over 3.5 Million guests each year. Prior to joining TD Garden, Adina served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. She has a long and successful career in various types of entertainment venues including arenas, convention centers and theaters. She served as the Director of the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, home to the award-winning Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and a diverse mix of events from Broadway productions to concerts and corporate functions. In addition to her role at the Times-Union Center, Erwin also served on the Super Bowl Host Committee and Event Team for Super Bowl XXXIX.
“Each year, the Leadership Development Committee is tasked with one of the most important responsibilities of our association – nominating someone for the 2nd Vice Chair position. This year, Michael Marion, CVE and his committee hit it out of the ballpark (the right way, not the Astros way) with the selection of Adina,” said Tammy Koolbeck, CVE, IAVM Board Chair. “Adina exemplifies a servant leader and will uphold the Board’s commitments to our members. She is currently the chair of the IAVM Foundation Board of Trustees and an instructor at Venue Management School. She earned her CVE in 2017 and served as the Board of Regents Chair in 2012– doing the work required for senior leadership positions.”
Erwin has been a member of IAVM since 1999. She has served as an Instructor at the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Management School (VMS) since 2003, the Chair of the Board of Regents for VMS and as the 2011 Exchange Instructor for the Venue Management School in Australia. In 2013, she was awarded the Ray W. Ward Award for her dedication and extraordinary contributions to the overall success and quality of VMS.
“One of the benefits of reporting to the Board and its’ Executive Committee is that IAVM has quality leaders in the officer positions that care about our industry and IAVM’s members,” said Brad Mayne, CVE, IAVM President and CEO. “Over the years, Adina has been a great contributor to leadership for IAVM. She has worked hard as the current Chair of the Board of Trustees for the IAVM Foundation, and her knowledge and experience as a successful venue manager and diverse communities in her career make her uniquely qualified to fill the position of IAVM 2nd Vice Chair.”
Erwin’s previous experiences in the entertainment venue management industry include positions with Reunion Arena, the Charlotte Coliseum, Mobile Convention and Civic Centers and Jacksonville Entertainment Facilities. She received a BA in Physical Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and went on to earn her Masters degree from the University of Massachusetts Sport Management Program, specializing in Entertainment.
“Since the beginning of my career, IAVM has been integral to my progress as a professional in this industry,” stated Erwin. “The network, resources and professional development opportunities have been invaluable and I am honored to step into the role of 2nd Vice Chair. I look forward to serving on the Board of Directors and working with our phenomenal IAVM staff to ensure continued growth and service for our members.”
IAVM members will vote electronically in June on Erwin’s nomination, and, if elected, she will take office in July during IAVM’s VenueConnect Annual Conference and Trade Show, July 26-29, in Long Beach, California.
For more information, please contact Amy Fitzpatrick, IAVM Director of Marketing, at (972) 538-1006 or by email at email@example.com.