Brad Mayne, CFE Named as Recipient of IAVM Foundation’s Legacy Award

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The International Association of Venue Managers Foundation (IAVMF) is pleased to announce, Brad Mayne, CFE, as the recipient of the Legacy Award. Mayne will be honored at the IAVM’s VenueConnect 2011 in Phoenix, Ariz., on July 25, 201

The Foundation has been the financial vehicle for making great strides in our industry and I am honored to be recognized for working with the industry professionals in raising funds to invest in our collective future,” said Mayne

The International Association of Venue Managers Foundation (IAVMF) is pleased to announce, Brad Mayne, CFE, as the recipient of the Legacy Award. Mayne will be honored at the IAVM’s VenueConnect 2011 in Phoenix, Ariz., on July 25, 2011.

“For me, a donation to the IAVM Foundation has always been an investment in my professional development. I assure you, I would not be as successful in my career without the IAVM programs. Many of those programs have been funded and started through funds from dedicated companies and individuals who have embraced donations to the Foundation. The Foundation has been the financial vehicle for making great strides in our industry and I am honored to be recognized for working with the industry professionals in raising funds to invest in our collective future,” said Mayne, who is the President/CEO of the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

The Legacy Award is the first and only award presented by the IAVM Foundation. The purpose of this prestigious award is to recognize significant financial or nonfinancial contributions by an individual or company. These contributions support the mission and objectives of the IAVM Foundation, leaving a legacy for the advancement of the venue management industry.

“Brad is a true unsung hero in our industry. He has gone above and beyond in representing the Foundation and putting his money where his mouth is. This award could not go to a more deserving individual,” said Mich Sauers, Senior Vice President, Comcast-Spectacor and Chair of the IAVM Foundation Chair’s Advisory Council.

Mayne has been a member of IAVM since 1987, earning his CFE in 1997. Over the years, he has served in numerous volunteer capacities including Board of Regents, Board of Trustees, Nominating Committee, Board of Education, Certification Board, and an instructor for both Venue Management School and the Graduate Institute. His professional career has spanned more than 30 years, serving numerous communities in leadership roles beginning in Salt Lake City, then Tacoma, Wash., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Anaheim, Calif., and now, Dallas. Mayne is currently the President and CEO of the Airlines Operating Company/American Airlines Center, home of the 2011 NBA Champions, Dallas Mavericks.

The International Association of Venue Managers is the world's largest professional association dedicated to issues relevant to the management of public assembly venues. Members of the association manage public venues such as amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, conference and convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts centers, stadiums and university complexes; or provide products, services or attractions to support the industry. IAVM has more than 3,500 members worldwide. More information is available at http://www.IAVM.org.

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