Elizabeth VanPatten

Associate Professor,  College of Hospitality Management

Contact Information
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I love being involved with the students at Johnson & Wales University, as they are the future leaders of the Sports, Entertainment and Event Management industry.”

Bio

I have broad experience in client management, planning & facilitating events, venue management & operations, sport competition, licensing, ticketing, hospitality and catering. During my time in industry, I specialized in contract negotiation, event logistics, game-day promotions, and fundraising.

I love being involved with the students at Johnson & Wales University, as they are the future leaders of the Sports, Entertainment and Event Management industry. I am the faculty advisor of the Women in Sports & Events (WISE) organization, as well as the Love & Empower All Women organization.

Areas of Expertise

  • Client management
  • Contract negotiation
  • Vendor and contract negotiation
  • Event logistics
  • Nonprofit events and fundraising

Certifications

  • State of Rhode Island Department of the Fire Marshal
    Trained Crowd Manager
  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
    Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)

Publications

  • “Convention & Meeting Management,” Hospitality: An Introduction, 2016.
  • “How to Use Twitter to Enhance Your Next Meeting,” MPI New England, 2013.

Courses Taught

  • SEE 4060: Sports, Entertainment & Event Management Seminar
  • SEE 3008: Ancillary Services & Revenues
  • SEE 3065: Fundraising and Philanthropy
  • SEE 3850: Negotiations and Agreements