Katie Riggs Hansen
VP Programming & Venues
Katie comes to our team with 20+ years of practical experience in varied Project Management capacities focused on marketing and entertainment. Katie spent 12 years in the corporate marketing space as a partner at Atmosphere Studios, an Industrial Design Firm, facilitating & managing the design/build of branded retail environments, brand activations, and related large-scale installations for some of the world’s top brands such as Patagonia, Apple, Nike, Timberland, T-Mobile & Red Wing.
Katie comes from an entertainment background and has toured nationally and internationally as a PSM of numerous Broadway shows where her interest in venues and operations was initially sparked. Katie actively works as a Producer and Production Stage Manager of large-scale live events where her role is to synthesize and carry out the artistic vision with a constant pulse on budget and practical implementation. Katie recently joined the board of the Utah Performing Arts Center Agency, the entity that oversees the operations of the George s and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City.