Jane Kleinberger has enjoyed the almost four decades of experience and friendships that the public assembly venue industry has given her. That illustrious career has now given her the industry’s most decorated honor for Allied Members, that of the Joseph J. Anzivino Distinguished Allied Award that she will receive at this year’s VenueConnect in Nashville from August 7-10.
Kleinberger, founder of Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement and accomplished veteran in the ticketing industry will become the
latest name to be added to an illustrious group in honor of her extraordinary contributions to the Association and the professional venue management industry it serves.
“The Anzivino Award reminds me that our shared commitment to excellence is really a partnership between Allied and Professional Members,” Kleinberger said. “We rely on one another to give our best, to build lasting friendships, and to innovate together. It is always an honor to be recognized by your peers, but an award like the Joseph J. Anzivino Award reminds me of the great service that all my predecessor award recipients have contributed, and encourages me to do even more.”
Kleinberger co-founded Paciolan in 1980 and has served in multiple capacities during her tenure, including CEO and chairman of the board. Her work today focuses on both client and industry relations, and she is a key member of the senior management team focused on strategic development.
Spectra’s Ticketing & Fan Engagement division is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions with over 35 years of experience. Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement enables college athletic programs, arenas, professional sports, and performing arts clients to sell more than 120 million tickets per year.
“Our Allied Members are important partners with IAVM in all that we do, something that Jane Kleinberger has always taken to heart,” said Mark Mettes, CFE, IAVM chairman. “To honor Jane with this award is a true testament to her professionalism and passion. She is a pillar in our industry.”
“When I received the call from Mark, I was excited to call him back as I thought we were going to speak about chairman-to-chairman stuff (IAVM-to-INTIX),” Kleinberger said. “When he informed me that I was receiving the award, I was absolutely surprised and very humbled. There are so many wonderful Allieds Members who contribute so much … I could not be more honored. I was even more humbled and somewhat emotional when Mark informed me that so many industry greats had taken the time to write letters of support. I can’t believe they all took the time out of their crazy busy lives to share their encouragement. Very simply, I am honored, grateful, and humbled.”
Kleinberger credits the success in her career to an attitude of wanting to give back after so many helped her grow and learn.
“Like many of us, early in my career I accidentally found myself employed by the industry, and I never looked back,” she said. “It’s a life gift that I do not take for granted. After 37 years, I can clearly say that I am blessed. I have had the privilege to work alongside amazing co-workers, clients and colleagues who not only deliver excellence in their day jobs, but who also make an impact on our industry through association service. The gift keeps giving and I’m reminded of my need to continue giving back.”