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.
Jordan Racine joined our team as a Booking Assistant in 2016 after graduating from Northern Vermont University – Lyndon with a bachelor’s degree in their Music Business and Industry program. He also earned a minor in marketing, as well as an associate degree in Business Administration. While attending NVU, Jordan developed an interest in the business of concert booking and promotion. In 2015, he was selected to work as an intern with James Taylor’s production team during various one-off performances, and a US Tour that same year. As Senior Director of Booking at Venue Coalition, Jordan works hard to identify booking opportunities for our venue clients, executes the booking of shows, and assists in managing day-to-day operations and the development of office procedures.
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.
Nina Freed began working at Venue Coalition after graduating from the University of Southern California, with a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Music Industry minor. Nina developed an interest in live music production and promotion through her coursework and as a member of the USC Concerts Committee.
Before joining our team, she worked as a VIP Concierge at the Greek Theatre and was an intern at IAVM’s Venue Management School. Nina utilizes her engineering background and understanding of the live music space to manage projects and operations for Venue Coalition, while also providing supplemental booking support to our team.
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.
Gabrielle LaMarco joined the Venue Coalition team after graduating from Syracuse University’s Bandier Program for the Recording and Entertainment Industries.
As one of twenty-five in her class, she gained invaluable experience interning for concert promoter Peter Shapiro’s Jam Band focused magazine Relix, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and discovered her love of live music at Paradigm Talent Agency in both the New York City and Beverly Hills offices. She also provided hands-on assistance working on Syracuse’s concert board, helping put together shows with acts such as Khalid, SZA, and Gucci Mane.
Gabrielle plans to utilize these experiences as well as her passion for music to help Venue Coalitions member venues succeed in the live entertainment space.