Henderson Teams Up with IAVM

Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions have a longstanding relationship with the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), providing our staff as guest experts for conference presentations, continuing education courses, and thought leadership articles.

Four of our venue experts, Paul Villotti, Kevin Lewis, Russ Murdock, and Julie LeClair, will present on the topics below at IAVM VenueConnect 2019 in Chicago. We also encourage you to stop by and say hello to our team at booth #435 throughout the conference.


BootCamp Session 1&2 – Crowd Management Workshop

MPCC – North Building: Level 2 – N228

Monday, July 22: 1 – 3 p.m.

Session Number: AF.1.BC.1

Speakers: Paul Villotti (Director of Fire Protection Engineering) and Andrew McQuillan (Crowd Safety Management Consulting, The Crowd Management Company)


Guest on The Coffee Break with Alexis and Shelley podcast – live from VenueConnect

MPCC North Bld Exhibit Hall B1 – Education Theater

Monday, July 22: 5:50 – 6 p.m.

Speakers: Paul Villotti (Director of Fire Protection Engineering)


Troubleshooting in Venues

MPCC – North Building: Level 1 – N231

Tuesday, July 23: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.

Session Number: UV.2.3.1

Moderator: Russ Murdock (Convention Center Practice Director) Panelists: Kevin Lewis (Venue Practice Director), Gabe Braselton (Associate Principal – Architect, Populous), Zach Kerns (Executive Director  of Event & Venue Management, Kennesaw State University)


Next in Technology: 5G and Beacons

MPCC – North Building: Level 2 – N230

Wednesday, July 24: 3 – 4 p.m.

Session Number: AR.3.9.1

Moderator: Kevin Lewis (Venue Practice Director) Panelists: Julie LeClair (Director of Network Design), Randy Brown (Executive Vice President & General Manager, Allen County War Memorial Stadium), Chip Foley (Chief Business Officer, TruAccess), Jessica Koch (Business Development Director of Sports & Entertainment, Corning Optical Communications), and Matt Messick (Chief Information Officer, Dallas Cowboys)


Villotti currently serves as the IAVM Chair of the Academy of Venue Safety and Security, where he has been a faculty member for five years teaching building, fire, and life safety codes. He also co-teaches a live trained crowd manager course with IAVM Director of Education Mark Herrera at venues across the US and Canada. Villotti recently was interviewed by IAVM for their podcast, and he’s authored multiple articles for Facility Magazine, the IAVM’s journal for Venue Managers and Professionals.

Henderson’s venue experts have recently contributed to the following IAVM articles and media:


Written By
Kevin Lewis

President & CEO | Principal


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