Brenda Tinnen, Sprint Center
Senior vice president and general manager
AEG Kansas City / Sprint Center
In Kansas City, Tinnen is an AEG senior vice president and has been general manager of Sprint Center since the arena opened in 2007. This year marks her 50th year in the sports industry, dating to 1967 when she worked with her mother in ticketing for the former Kansas City Athletics. Over those five decades, she has run arenas in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Houston and Phoenix, in addition to Kansas City.