VenuesNow revealed the names of their 2018 Women of Influence honorees, and it is noteworthy for among many reasons including the fact that four of the recipients are distinguished IAVM members.
In a voting from peers, the five join 42 previous winners who have had a positive impact on the public assembly venue industry. The awards will be made official at a reception at VenueConnect on July 24.
Jeanie Buss, one of the most powerful women in professional sports who serves as owner of the Los Angeles Lakers and counts on her resume managing The Forum in Inglewood, the previous home of the Lakers, was on a Women in Leadership panel last year in Nashville and this year is among the honorees.
Lynda Reinhart has long been associated with the University of Florida and is one of the most noteworthy names in university management as she leads the Stephen C. O’Connell Center at the Gainesville university.
Ingram serves as vice president of sales for EventBooking and counts a number of associations and corporations among her clients. It is that range and scope of work that has helped shape Ingram’s successful career.
Lischick is a well-known industry veteran and serves as general manager of the Broadmoor World Arena and Pike Peak Performing Arts Center in Colorado springs. She has been involved with the facility since its design inception and a familiar face in the local community.
DiBenedetto works as director of touring for AEG Presents in New York and is known for being very instrumental in the touring success of some of the most well-known musical artists including the likes of Carrie Underwood and Justin Bieber.
IAVM extends a hearty congratulations to all of the deserving and distinguished honorees and looks forward to helping share in the celebration of their accomplishments at VenueConnect in Toronto.