INTIX | International Ticketing Association | Committees

To sign up for any of the following INTIX Committees and Task Forces, please fill out this form or contact info@intix.org with your interest!

 

Committee: Awards
Chair(s):
 Derek Palmer, QCUE
Board Liaison: Tammy Enright

Purpose: The Awards Committee is responsible for reviewing materials from nominees for the INTIX Awards and then rates these submissions to determine winners (except the Spirit Award, which is voted upon by the membership). The committee also helps generate overall enthusiasm for the awards.Awards committee members cannot nominate, nor can they be nominated for any award.

Meeting Schedule & Method:  Most of the communication is done by email and through the Awards Committee Group on the INTIX website.

 


Committee: Conference -  2020 New York, New York
Chair(s)Kelly Brennan, FutureTix; Danny Frank, Citi; Kyle Wright, Shubert Ticketing
Board Liaison: Jenifer Thomas LaMorte, Tessitura Network

Purpose: Help steward the most important, relevant conference in our business/ Work with the top professionals in our industry / Show a creative, business side you may not get a chance to in normal duties

Meeting Schedule & Method: Quarterly meetings throughout the years prior to the conference, the committee meets with and without the board of Directors/Headquarters to plan and discuss key items for the event. Committee schedule beings to pick up in July and is heaviest in January for the actual event.

Three Fun Facts or Accomplishments:

  • Committee members get to host the industry and event in their 'home-town' showing the industry the highlights of the area and hospitality
  • Ability to participate in sub-committees (Programming, Hospitality and Fundraising)
  • Hosting of venue tours or selecting of on-site events

Contact Info: Kelly Brennan, brennan@futuretix.com; Danny Frank, danny.frank@citi.com; Kyle Wright, kylew@shubertticketing.com

 


*Committee: Education
Chair(s): Christina Allen, Senator Sports & Entertainment; Stuart Levy, Wicked/321 Theatrical Management
Board Liaison: Amy Graca, Caesars Entertainment

Purpose: Maintain and identify education initiatives through email, newsletters, the website, message boards and social media, while keeping a library of knowledge-based materials to be able to work closely with the local conference committee in a joint effort to ensure that the association's signature event is consistent with INTIX's commitment to education and excellence, and that the content and program offered reflects the diverse needs of the membership.

Meeting Schedule & Method: After the conference, a post-mortem meeting is scheduled.  There are emails throughout the year with presentation proposals via website in August.  The busiest time of the year is August and September.

Three Fun Facts or Accomplishments:

  • Very diverse committee with members from the US, Canada and the UK spanning across all genres, including sports, performing arts, and different ticket agencies
  • We are all Scorpios
  • We all love cheese

Contact Info: Christina Allen, allenc@ottawasenators.com; Stuart Levy, slevy@312mgt.com; Amy Graca, agraca@caesars.com

 


 

Committee: Fundraising
Chair(s):
Linda Forlini, Ticket Philadelphia

Purpose: Raise general operating funds for Association, assist with sponsorships for annual Conference, and act as part of strategic team for live auction packages. With successful fundraising we will provide more grants and continue to provide webinars and conferences and grow the association.  Assistance is needed with applying for grants, requesting donations and holding fundraising events.

Meeting Schedule & Method: Monthly phone conference calls

Three Fun Facts or Accomplishments:

  • I am currently a committee of one!
  • I am not a professional fundraiser, I just play one on TV
  • Over the years I have dedicated countless hours raising money through the 50/50, Silent Auction and providing prizes to auction at the Conference
  • I am passionate about giving back and getting more people involved with this wonderful Association! It is very rewarding and fulfilling - come join me!

Contact Info: Linda Forlini, lforlini@ticketphiladelphia.org

 


*Committee: Member Connections Committee
Chair(s):
Jo Michel, Michel Consultancy; Mandi Grimm, etix
Board Liaison: Crystal Brewe, Kimmel Center, Inc.

Purpose: To welcome and help all industry professionals, new and long-time members, get the most out of their membership.  We strive to engage and facilitate conversation both in person as well as digitally, through INTIX.org, various social media channels, newsletters and more. We help with the Red Dot program during the Conference and keeping the engagement throughout the year!

Meeting Schedule & Method: We hold one meeting per quarter but do sometimes have smaller groups that volunteer to get together to discuss a specific initiative that we're pushing in addition to these quarterly meetings.  These additional meetings are totally optional and not needed to be part of the committee.

We use Facebook Group Messenger for our meetings.  It's been helpful because it allows everyone the chance to talk (rather than having 20 people on a phone call). If you cannot make the meeting, you can always follow up separately with the committee chair or read the Facebook Messenger Chat log to see what you missed.

Three Fun Facts or Accomplishments:

  • The use and interaction of the Forums on the INTIX.org website has dramatically increased this year
  • The 2018 Conference had the largest number of Red Dots which were welcome at the ticketed Tuesday Breakfast!
  • The Member Connections Committee is compromised of people from several different continents including North America, Europe and Australia

Contact Info: Jo Michel, jo.michel@optusnet.com.au; Mandi Grimm, mandi.grimm@etix.com; Crystal Brewe, cbrewe@kimmelcenter.org


*Committee: Mentor Committee
Chair(s): 
Kelly Brennan, FutureTix; Duncan Moss, Ravinia Festival Association
Board Liaison: Amy Kline, ShowClix

Purpose:  The principle behind the INTIX Mentorship Program is to allow more experienced or more knowledgeable members to help guide other members when it comes to all things ticketing.  Mentors help guide Red Dots both by providing specific knowledge about INTIX policies, procedures, and other helpful, relevant information as well as by sharing their general industry knowledge and expertise. View the web page here!

Meeting Schedule & Method: We hold one meeting per quarter but do sometimes have smaller groups that volunteer to get together to discuss a specific initiative that we're pushing in addition to these quarterly meetings.  These additional meetings are totally optional and not needed to be part of the committee.

We use Facebook Group Messenger for our meetings.  It's been helpful because it allows everyone the chance to talk (rather than having 20 people on a phone call). If you cannot make the meeting, you can always follow up separately with the committee chair or read the Facebook Messenger Chat log to see what you missed.

Fun Facts or Accomplishments:

  • This is the first year for the Mentor Task Force!
  • We have an amazing pool of Mentors to help those seeking guidance and advice within the entertainment ticketing industry.

Contact Info: Kelly Brennan, brennan@futuretix.com; Duncan Moss, dmoss@ravinia.org; Amy Kline, amy.kline@showclix.com

 Anja Arvo, Red61

 Jesi Brullrich, SAP

 Mandi Grimm, eTix

 John Harig, Cincinnati Arts 

 Ami Johnson, TicketForce  Peter I'anson, JMM

 Jennifer Mello, Village Theatre

 Lorrie Sebold, Central Piedmont Community College

 Richard Powers,
Smithsonian Institution

 Ally Beil, Independent 

 Karla Polce, FutureTix, Inc.  


Committee Name: Nominating
Chair:
Kay Burnham, Segerstrom Center for the Arts 

Purpose: To coordinate the nominating process for nominations to the Board of Directors. To serve on this committee, you must be an INTIX member with full INTIX voting privileges.

Meeting Schedule & Method: Phone conference calls beginning in summer through election of new Board of Directors filling seats of those exiting.

Fun Facts or Accomplishments:

  • This is the only committee where the committee members must be voted in by the current board of directors
  • Committee members help determine who will be on INTIX Board of Directors

Contact Info:Kay Burnham, kburnham@scfta.org

 


*Committee Name: Professional Development Grant
Chair(s): Richard Powers, Smithsonian Institution; Anwar Nasir, Omaha Symphony
Board Liaison: Alison Barry, Chautauqua Institution

Purpose: The Professional Development Grant Committee awards financial grants to applicants to attend the INTIX Annual Conference

Meeting Schedule & Method: Meetings are conducted prior to the application process starting, and then held again once the application deadline closes.

Three Fun Facts or Accomplishments:

  • In 2019, we awarded $20,000 to grant applicants to attend the Annual Conference & Exhibition
  • We have been awarding grants since 2004
  • We offer opportunities to get involved with other committees and to volunteer at INTIX

Contact Info: Richard Powers, PowersRL@si.edu; Anwar Nasir, anasir@omahasymphony.org; Alison Barry, abarry@chq.org



*Committee Name: Regional Groups
Chair(s):
Laura Zehe; Stephanie Viegas Dias, Portland'5 Theatres
Board Liaison:
Josh Ziegenbusch, Oakland Athletics

Purpose: Ignite success for INTIX’s relationship with Regional Group leaders by being a resource and connection point between INTIX and Regional Group leaders in entertainment ticketing; supporting outreach and providing growth for the leadership within these groups. Focusing on networking, guiding leadership, connecting with other Regional Group leaders, and facilitating involvement within INTIX. As a result the committee will enhance INTIX’s values of Community, Education and Leadership.  To serve on committee, you must be an INTIX member with full INTIX voting privileges.


Meeting Schedule & Method: Meet quarterly [3rd Thursday at 1PM Central in April, July, and Oct] with committee members to liaise in regards to INTIX involvement, their regional’s activities, and membership engagement via teleconference.

Three Fun Facts or Accomplishments:

  • We are active year round!
  • We know where the fun people meet!
  • Everybody is welcome!

Contact Info: Laura Zehe, laurazehe@gmail.com; Stephanie Viegas Dias, StephanieViegasDias@portland5.com; Josh Ziegenbusch, JZiegenbusch@athletics.com