Ross Girouard, assistant general manager of Allen Event Center, and Caitlin Sevener, event specialist at Allen Event Center, have been named members of the IAVM Foundation’s 30|UNDER|30 Class of 2019. Each year, the foundation honors 30 of the best and brightest young professionals, 30 years of age and under, in the venue management industry.
Ross Girouard has excelled in multiple roles at Allen Event Center over the past six-and-a-half years and was recently promoted to Assistant General Manager.
“This recognition is well-deserved for Ross,” said Bill Herman, general manager of Allen Event Center. “His expertise, professionalism and leadership have played an important role in the venue’s success.”
Caitlin Sevener has been with Allen Event Center for two years and has proven to be a quick learner. Recently, Sevener worked closely with clients and sponsors of the first-ever Overwatch League Home Games. The sold-out esports event drew international attention and brought over 9,000 fans to Allen Event Center.
“Caitlin has grown at such an incredible pace,” said Kimberly Marriott, director of booking and events for Allen Event Center. “This recognition and the educational benefits that come from it will pay great dividends for Caitlin, the arena and our clients.”
Girouard, Sevener and the rest of the Class of 2019, will convene for the first time at IAVM’s VenueConnect Annual Conference and Trade Show in Chicago, July 21-24. Award recipients will also be provided opportunities for professional development in the venue industry to help better prepare them for continued career growth.