Aaron Hurt ’08, the Director of Operations for the Butler Arts Center, has been selected as one of the International Association of Venue Managers Foundation (IAVM)’s 30 Under 30, which recognizes emerging leaders in the venue-management industry.

Aaron HurtHurt has been in event and venue management since 2009 with a variety of venues and ensembles and has worked with artists including Marvin Hamlisch, Sylvia McNair, Josh Radnor, and Allen Toussaint. In addition to working for the Arts Center, he teaches a seminar on Venue Management for Butler’s Arts Administration program.

“I’m humbled to be selected as one of IAVM’s 30 Under 30 recipients,” Hurt said. “Managing multiple venues, like we do at Butler Arts Center, is always presenting new, exciting challenges, and I’m truly privileged to have such a fun career where I’m able to solve those challenges every day. It’s quite an honor to have IAVM recognize my work in the field thus far, and I’m thankful for their support and recognition.”

The 30 Under 30 Class of 2016 will convene at VenueConnect, IAVM’s annual conference and trade show, July 23-26, in Minneapolis. They will also be provided opportunities for continued education for professional growth in the venue industry to help them become better, more productive employees.

Award recipients receive full complimentary registration to the conference, an $850 travel stipend, and a one-year complimentary Young Professional IAVM Membership. They also will be recognized at the Venue Industry Awards Luncheon at VenueConnect on Monday, July 25.

The Butler Arts Center includes Clowes Memorial Hall, the Schrott Center for the Arts, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, and the Black Box Theatre in Lilly Hall.


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