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AEG Staff Complete Pepperdine Graziadio FEMBA Program Under Innovative Partnership

January 25, 2021  | 2 min read

Three of AEG employees graduated from the Pepperdine Graziadio Fully Employed Master of Business Administration (FEMBA) program in 2020. Pepperdine Graziadio and AEG Global Partnerships formed a unique partnership in 2016 with the goal to create world-class educational programs in sports and entertainment management. As part of this partnership, AEG staff are afforded the chance to participate in Pepperdine Graziadio’s MBA program. Congratulations to the following AEG, STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater, and L.A. LIVE employees:

Austin Caldwell

 

Austin Caldwell
Director of Premium Business Intelligence
STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater

Brittney Garza

 

Brittney Garza
Security Operations Manager
L.A. LIVE

Kayla Kilpatrick

 

Kayla Kilpatrick
Event Sales Manager
L.A. LIVE

“This two-year MBA program turned strangers into lifelong friends, and it taught me more about myself than I ever anticipated, both personally and professionally. Most notably, I gained confidence and expertise developing my prominent leadership skills, and I’ll be forever grateful for the time I spent investing in myself,” said Kilpatrick.

Through the AEG and Pepperdine Graziadio partnership, Pepperdine remains steadfast in its commitment to leadership in entertainment, media, and sports as the university’s portfolio of innovative academic programs continues to grow. Pepperdine is named the exclusive Education Partner for STAPLES Center, L.A. LIVE, and the LA Kings and offers 30 Pepperdine graduates and undergraduate students the opportunity to work directly with AEF and STAPLE Center professionals in a major sports venue.

AEG is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. The company operates in the following business segments: Facilities, which through its affiliation with ASM Global, owns, manages or consults with more than 300 preeminent arenas, stadiums, convention centers and performing arts venues around the world; Music through AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival; Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE, Mercedes Platz in Berlin and The O2 in London; Sports, as the world's largest operator of high-profile sporting events and sports franchises including the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Eisbären Berlin; and Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships.