Mar 4, 2009

Tinnen Profiled Among KC's Most Powerful Women

Brenda Tinnen, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Sprint Center/AEG Kansas City, is featured in the March 2009 issue of Midwest CEO Magazine, honoring influential female executives and entrepreneurs from throughout the region.

Launched in 2006 by Anthem Media Group, Midwest CEO Magazine was formed through the merger of KCB Magazine and St. Louis CEO. In the third issue highlighting the achievements of female leaders in the Midwest, Tinnen discusses the challenges and opportunities associated with running downtown’s newest landmark, work life balance and her deliberate decision to return to Kansas City.

“Sharing my perspective in the March issue of Midwest CEO Magazine is a wonderful opportunity,” said Tinnen. “I am grateful for my team of Sprint Center and Kemper Arena associates who work hard every day to create unforgettable live entertainment experiences for guests throughout Kansas City and the Midwest.”

Tinnen is credited with attracting more than 1.4 million guests to 140 diverse events in Sprint Center’s inaugural year including Rascal Flatts, Van Halen, Billy Joel, Kid Rock, The Police, The Eagles, the launch of Tina Turner’s North American Tour with two sold out performances, two sold out Bon Jovi shows and nine record breaking sold out shows by Garth Brooks -- including a live broadcast into more than 300 movie theaters around the world. According to Pollstar, Sprint Center ranked No. 30 on the list of top worldwide concert venues and nine of the top 10 worldwide concert tours have visited (2008) or are scheduled to visit Sprint Center in 2009.

Tinnen currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. She was previous honored in the inaugural class of KCB Magazine’s 50+1 Influential Women in March 2007 and one of 25 Women Who Mean Business by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2008. Tinnen has been recognized as one of five Women of Influence by Venues Today and earned the distinction of Facility Executive of the Year by Pollstar.