Paul Turner, AT&T Stadium
Senior director of event operations
Turner runs the Dallas Cowboys’ facility, which has become one of the busiest stadiums in sports and entertainment since it opened in 2009. Apart from building operations, Turner plays a leadership role in the industry, serving on boards of the International Association of Venue Managers and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security. Turner got his start in performing arts centers before switching to sports, working for the Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia Eagles before the Cowboys hired him in June 2008.