Rich Claffey, Madison Square Garden
Senior vice president and general manager
Madison Square Garden
Claffey returned to the “World’s Most Famous Arena” last fall as its general manager after Alex Diaz left the organization. Claffey worked 20 years at MSG, starting as a stagehand in 1983, and was most recently general manager of Radio City Music Hall until November 2015, at which point he became a consultant whose clients included the Garden. His current job includes oversight of The Theater at Madison Square Garden, a 5,600-seat venue.