Bart Is one of the most versatile Venue and Event Expert Professionals in the United States.
From the Superdome and the Georgia Dome to the Super Bowl, the NCAA Final 4, the Rolling Stones Attendance Record Setting Concert, and the Olympics – he has been involved in the Big Ones.
In addition to those iconic venues, Bart has also managed two arena/theater complexes and hundreds of every type of event involving their six venues.
As an entrepreneur, he added Sports Travel, Corporate Hospitality, Sponsorships/Fundraising, and Sports Marketing to his list of skills.
This Management Experience has given Bart the knowledge of Leadership, Organization and Communications abilities to produce Start-ups, Reorganizations and Grand Openings.
Having seen events as a Venue Manager, Promoter, Sponsor, Contractor, Consultant, and as a Patron gives you a One Stop Shop for all things Venue/Event and which has led to an outstanding Career in Expert Witnessing.
Bart spent the first years of his career Managing Stadiums, Arenas, and Theaters/Auditoriums, including two years as a Board member for the IAVM.
Then in 1996, The Centennial Olympics came to Atlanta where Bart was the Start-Up Manager – Assistant General Manager responsible for day to day and event operations, final interior design, FF&E, staffing/hiring plan, and policy/procedure development (Interim GM at times) at the World’s Largest Cable Supported Domed Roof.
“With the Biggest Sporting Event in the World coming to town, I wanted to be involved so I left the comfortable role as a Venue Manager for the Real World-on my own. Initially, this was to be a one-time hiatus from my successful Venue Management Career. Instead, it kicked started my career as a Sports Travel Manager, Corporate Hospitality Manager, Venue/Event Consultant/Advisor, and Expert Witness.”
Expert Witness Cases
From my first case with Johnny Cochran in 2000 through the Travis Scott Astroworld case in 2022, I am still undefeated.
As a manager I have managed two of this country’s most renowned stadiums, the Superdome and the Georgia Dome, as well as two arena/theatre complxes
To improve internal Operations Departmental communications and coordination, I combined the Event Services Department (staff of 20) with the Security Department. In addition to the responsibility of each Superdome Event, I also directed the daily Security Force of 50 and Public Service/Contract Security staff of 1000+. During this time I was also deputized as a Deputy Sheriff of Orleans Parish. World Class Events I managed: The 1982 NCAA Final 4 (the first ever held in a domed stadium), the 1981 Rolling Stones Concert that sold 87,500 tickets; still the World Record for an indoor concert. Super Bowl XX was a highlight featuring the once-in-a generation Chicago Bears.
The largest cable–supported Domed Stadium in the World. I was hired as the first Operational Official of this $500+ million-dollar state-of-the-
St Petersburg, Florida
I have over 30 years of organizing large public events including the largest indoor concert ever held in the United States, at the Louisiana Superdome, during the 1981 Rolling Stones Concert, which attracted 87,500 people.
Liaison with two NFL Teams Atlanta Falcons & New Orleans Saints
First NCAA Final Four to be held in a Domed Stadium Featuring UNC Freshman Michael Jordan
Managed two Superbowls Super Bowl XX at Louisiana Superdome 1986 and Superbowl XXVIII at the Georgia Superdome
Rolling Stones concert at Superdome World Attendance Record for an indoor concert
Liaison with the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games Hosted Gymnastics and Basketball for the 1996 Olympic Games