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.
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.
JoAnn Armstrong has over three decades of experience in programming and building management. She began her career at working in comedy clubs eventually switching her focus to music at the Pacific Amphitheatre, working for Nederlander Concerts. She continued expanding her career by becoming one of the original employees for a brand-new arena in Anaheim, CA. Starting in operations at the Honda Center Arena she quickly moved into the entertainment division becoming the Director of Booking. In this position she not only handled music, comedy and speaking engagements but she also oversaw the calendar for the Anaheim Ducks (NHL). She continued her trailblazing career by being part of the executive team that opened the new Acrisure Arena in Palm Desert, CA. She joins Venue Coalition as the VP of Programming. In this position, Armstrong will handle senior venue accounts and service over 100 venue clientele. She will work closely with the venues, agents, and promoters to lobby and advocate National and regional tours in all of Venue Coalition’s clients.
Steve Kirsner’s forty-seven-year career runs deep in the live entertainment industry. He spent a decade as an integral part of magician Doug Henning’s team, working his way up to vice president and general manager of Henning’s company where he was responsible for all aspects of the magician’s business. In the early nineties, Kirsner left Los Angeles and moved to Omaha, NE producing tours, music videos and special events for Mannheim Steamroller, where the group was based. Looking to return to California, in 1996 Steve took on a role he would play for over two and a half decades as Director, and then VP of Booking & Events at SAP Center at San Jose (formerly San Jose Arena, Compaq Center and HP Pavilion). Booking the venue under the mentorship and leadership of Frank Jirik and Jim Goddard, the arena became one of the top twenty venues in the country for ticket sales. Steve was one of ArenaNetwork’s founding members and played an integral part of bringing the company together with Venue Coalition in 2020.
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.
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.
After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University in 2017 with a degree in Music Business, Hayden Wadell entered the touring industry taking on roles spanning from guitar technician to tour manager and beyond. After his time on the road, Hayden worked at WME for several years with some of their biggest clients in music and comedy. Hayden joined Venue Coalition in September of 2023 as the Booking and Operations Coordinator; he is excited to contribute his unique experience to help the company continue to thrive.
Julia DeVito graduated from Rutgers University in May 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Throughout her college career, she was involved in a variety of internships within the entertainment industry where she built connections and hands-on experiences that put her on her current path. From her time in music management with Every Eight Hours and Velvet Hammer to her experience in booking at In-Touch Entertainment, she found her passion in live music and entertainment, landing her in the position as a Booking Assistant at Venue Coalition in March 2023 before becoming a Booking Coordinator.
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.