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Richard Andersen

Fueled by his passion for people, Richard brings wide-ranging experience in sports and entertainment venue management

With over 36 years of leadership in professional sports, venues and hospitality management, Richard Andersen is an inspiring motivational and keynote speaker and trainer, sought after for his experience and success in the areas of leadership, career and personal development, strategic planning and team building.

“A thoughtful and witty speaker.”

“If you have never been to a Richard Andersen team-building exercise or participated in one of his programs you are missing out! “

Richard’s experience and accomplishments:

  • Vice President of the San Diego Padres and General Manager of PETCO Park
  • President and CEO of Joe Robbie Stadium (now Hard Rock Stadium) in Miami, Florida
  • Senior member of the Super Bowl XXIX Hosting Committee
  • President & CEO of Seafair, the premier festival management company of the Pacific Northwest.
  • President and CEO of Northlands, multi-purpose sports, entertainment and convention complex in Edmonton, Canada
  • International Association of Venue Managers Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Instructor at IAVM Venue Management School and Graduate Institute and Past Chair Board of Regents
  • Faculty of the Leadership Institute of the Venue Management Association (Australia and Pacific)
  • Faculty Sports MBA Program San Diego State University
  • Masters in Business Administration University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business

VSG Advantage Training’s Richard Andersen

“His passion and generosity of spirit are contagious and make his sessions a great experience for all.”

Jamie Galileo, SVP

Vivint Smart Home Arena/Utah Jazz/Salt Lake Bees Triple A Baseball

“Captivating speaking skills and personality”

Miles Eaton

Treasurer, Society of Government Meeting Professionals

“Richard is a skilled trainer who is engaging and adept at maintaining participant focus from beginning to end.”
Sandy Lim

VP Human Resources, LAFC