Stephen Collins, Chase Center
Chief operating officer
Two years ago, the Golden State Warriors hired Collins to lead development of their new $1 billion arena in San Francisco, scheduled to open in 2019. Collins previously worked at MSG for 13 years and, as its executive vice president of facilities, oversaw the transformation of Madison Square Garden, another billion-dollar project. From 1988 to 2001, Collins worked for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority at the Meadowlands Arena and old Giants Stadium.