Adina Erwin, vice president and general manager of the Fox Theatre, has been named a 2013 Woman of Influence by Venues Today magazine. The honor goes to only three female mentors and leaders nationwide, each of whom has made an impact in the sports, entertainment, fair and meetings industry.


Venues Today is an international trade publication that covers the business side of entertainment and sports, particularly as it relates to venues.

In honoring Erwin, Venues Today said she “demonstrates outstanding leadership … and her energy, dedication and passion for excellence has helped the organization coin the phrase ‘Does it speak Fox?’ when evaluating and launching patron-friendly initiatives. Adina has also been a positive change agent at the Fox, helping to implement a new business model, including a new ticketing, marketing and CRM system, and a new approach to the business to constantly strive to make the customer experience exceptional.”

Also honored as 2013 Women of Influence are Maureen Ginty, executive vice president of marketing services and human resources at SMG, a worldwide entertainment and convention venue management company near Philadelphia, and Kim Stone, executive vice president and general manager of the Heat Group in Miami, overseeing American Airlines Arena and the NBA’s Miami Heat.

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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