Andrew Prince has an extensive understanding of the live touring industry as a promoter, talent buyer, tour director and venue booking consultant. He has played a key-role in the growth and development of Venue Coalition since its inception and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business.
Prior to Andrew’s career at Venue Coalition, he worked with Apregan Group, Neil Diamond, Shoreline Amphitheater and Bill Graham Presents to name a few. In 2009, Andrew earned recognition as Billboard Magazine’s “30 under 30” and is a proud graduate of IAVM’s Venue Management School.
Todd Hunt, CVE, knows the events industry well. A second generation venue manager, he has over 30 years of experience managing concerts, sporting events, conferences, family shows, and more. From naming rights to capital improvement projects, pouring rights to ticketing agreements, Todd has seen it all. He has held numerous positions within the International Association of Venue Managers, including teaching stints at both the North American and Australian Venue Management Schools. Todd uses his extensive relationships throughout the industry to guide events to our member facilities while also assisting our members with any operational issues.
Jim McCue has a wide ranging overview of the live touring industry having been an agent, venue manager, promoter, as well as led national booking and marketing teams for Arenas, Stadiums and Theatres. As a venue booking executive he was an 8 time nominee for Pollstar magazine’s Facility executive of the year and won the award twice.
Prior to Jim’s career at Venue Coalition, he worked at ICM, Moda Center, House of Blues Concerts, and ASM Global.
Natalie’s love for live music has taken her on many paths in her career, from early days working at Atlantic Records in New York City, to Assistant Tour Manager on the road for singer Tori Amos. In 2001, Natalie moved to Los Angeles where she took on the role of Director of Artist Relations and Events at the award-winning Greek Theatre. There she managed 70 shows a season, advancing and coordinating all artist, management, and industry ticketing needs, supervised all on-site events for the tour, and oversaw the VIP areas for artist and industry guests. At Arena Network, where she started in 2016, first as Director and now Vice President of Entertainment, Natalie uses her contacts and strong relationships to advocate for and help drive content to member venues while also focusing on client services, new member acquisitions, and managing Venue Coalition’s corporate/private special talent buying and production services.
Aaron Thomas has over a decade of experience in live concerts having started at The Schottenstein Center as a production assistant/audio engineer. He quickly moved into a Production Manager role where he oversaw production at The Schottenstein Center and Ohio Stadium. In 2019, he was promoted to Director of Booking where he booked shows for Schottenstein Center, Nationwide Arena, Ohio Stadium, and Mershon Auditorium. Today, Aaron is the Vice President of Booking for Venue Coalition after being a client for many years. In this role, Aaron oversees booking operations as well as the development of regional and national booking strategies.
Julia James originally joined the Venue Coalition team in 2019 after graduating from Missouri State with a degree in Entertainment Management. During her time at Missouri State, Julia was selected as an Arena Event Intern at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV where she developed her passion for booking events. Before joining VC, she gained valuable hands on experience in the arena business by working as an Event Manager and an Audio Visual Technician for JQH Arena in Springfield, MO. Currently, as the Booking Manager at Venue Coalition, Julia oversees the day-to-day booking activities for more than 90 Arenas in North America, while also identifying new regional and national booking opportunities for these venues.
Molly Rosenberg began working with Apregan Entertainment Group as a Booking Assistant in early 2016 and soon after joined the Venue Coalition team as Office Manager. Today, she is the Director of Administration and Special Projects for Venue Coalition. Prior to this, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Sonoma State University and in 2014 began a career in unscripted television with Ryan Seacrest Productions. After a year, Molly decided to transition into the live event and music space to expand her knowledge of the industry.
For over 35 years, Jeff Apregan has been booking, producing and managing live events and tours around the world. As a tour promoter, tour director and venue consultant, he has overseen the business end of the live events business for artists, venues and organizations. His years of experience working with venue operators have provided him with the knowledge and relationships necessary to assist venues of all sizes, from theaters and arenas, to NFL stadiums.
Sarah Goldberg joined the Venue Coalition team in June 2022 as the Booking Assistant. While at Syracuse University, she interned for multiple companies includingVenue Coalition, APG, Downtown Music Publishing, and more. Additionally, she acted as the Director of Cinemas on campus, bringing various film-related events to campus. After graduating with a degree in the Recording and Entertainment Industries in 2021, she went on to work at CAA as a Music Marketing Assistant.
Justin Shambley graduated from the University of Southern California in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Industry. While in school, Justin realized his passion for live events and garnered knowledge around every aspect of the industry as possible. With nearly five years working at the iconic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and assisting USC with stage and house productions as the lead stage/house manager, Justin is excited to bring his hands-on venue experience with the Venue Coalition team and to grow his skills in the booking world.
Stephanie Schramm began her career in public relations after graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She soon transitioned into the entertainment industry working in Talent Relations for Showtime and Fox. She also was the Administrator of Casting at CBS Entertainment. She is excited to be a part of the team and grow her knowledge of the live event and music space.