Planning Committee 

The Planning Committee consists of Board Members and any interested attendees of the Event and Arena Marketing Conference.

Terms are for one year. Planning Committee members are responsible for travel and lodging expenses related to the meeting. 

2019-2020 Planning Committee


  • Preston Albrent (U.S. Bank Stadium)
  • Adam Armit (Scotiabank Arena)
  • Gabriele Bendistis (Wells Fargo Center)
  • Meghan Blood (BOK Center/SMG Tulsa)
  • Bob Collins (Robert I Collins Entertainment)
  • Misty Cox (Wright State University Nutter Center)
  • Alissa Cunningham (Dickies Arena)
  • Ann Dunne (U.S. Bank Stadium)
  • Megan Ebeck (SAP Center at San Jose)
  • JoAnn Esposito (Madison Square Garden)
  • Sheila Francis (Consultant)
  • Vanessa Kromer (Nederlander Concerts)
  • Samantha Marker (STAPLES Center)
  • Kelly McGrath (Xcel Energy Center)
  • Kandice Nelson (VStar Entertainment)
  • Lisa Niess (U.S. Bank Stadium)
  • Cindy Underwood-Oleshak (Cynergy Entertainment Marketing)
  • Debby Page (Mabee Center)
  • Christine Pileckas (INTRUST Bank Arena/SMG)
  • Rosie Selle (Target Center)
  • Karen Swan (Target Center)
  • JT Tepolt (Bill Young Productions)
  • Shelby Thompson (EAMC)