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Who We Are

Venue Solutions Group was launched in 2011 by three industry professionals with over 65 years of collective experience in the public assembly facility industry.

VSG sets the pace for the public assembly facility marketplace. For nearly a decade, the VSG team has worked hard to become an industry leader in the programming, planning, preparation, and performance of venues worldwide. We’ve worked closely with municipalities, professional sports organizations, universities, and private firms, and we’ve loved every minute of the journey.

Our partners and associates are involved with the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), TEAM Coalition (an alliance of industry professionals working together to promote responsible drinking), the Stadium Managers Association, and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.

We have been instructors at IAVM’s Venue Management School at Oglebay as well as the Academy for Venue Safety and Security, and we have had roles on many IAVM committees. As thought-leaders, we created a conference dedicated to the education of operations and engineering professionals in our industry in 2015. The “Venue Operations Summit” brought together facility operators to learn, exchange ideas, and further the knowledge that keeps the industry moving. This conference ran for four years, and in the fall of 2020, an upgraded version launched that included a partnership with IAVM.

Our team of experts is dedicated to key venue services, including operations, engineering, security, guest services, sustainability, and administration. We maintain strong relationships with professional associations across the globe, staying on point with industry trends.

Russ Simons

Russ Simons

Managing Partner & Chief Listening Officer 816.352.6494 Email Full Bio
Mike Wooley, LEED AP

Mike Wooley, LEED AP

Partner 615.484.2565 Email Full Bio
Tom Williams, LEED AP

Tom Williams, LEED AP

Partner 615.481.6974 Email Full Bio
Richard Andersen, CFE, ICD.D

Richard Andersen, CFE, ICD.D

Chief Illuminations Officer 206.747.4544 Email Full Bio
Debbie Massa

Debbie Massa

VP of Premium Solutions 404.966.0667 Email Full Bio
Anne Campbell

Anne Campbell

VP of Premium Service Development 248.396.6888 Email Full Bio
Josh Robinson

Josh Robinson

Project Manager 678-314-6341 Email Full Bio
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