Class of 2016

Company Name: Van Wagner Big Screen Network

Past Affiliations: 1992-93 intern Joe Robbie Stadium, 1994 Florida Marlins Associate Producer of In-Game Entertainmemt, 1995-97 Florida Marlins Producer of In-Game Entertainment, 1996 Florida Panthers In-Game Entertainment Producer (Part Time/Freelance), 1998-99 Video Coordinator Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 1999-2001 Carolina Hurricanes Director of Canesvision Productions, 2001-Current Executive Vice President of Van Wagner Big Screen Network Prodcutions.

Number of Golden Matrix Award Nominations: Numerous. Six nominations with the Hurricanes in one year (2001)

Golden Matrix Awards Won: Three: 1996 Best Fan Interactive Video (Marlins); 1997 Best Fan Interactive Video (Marlins); 2001 Best Promotional Video (Hurricanes)

Special Events: Past 20 Super Bowls, 10 Pro Bowls, 10 NFL Hall of Fame Weekends, 1997 World Series, 1996 Stanley Cup Finals, 5 Rose Bowl Games 2 BCS National Championships, 2 NHL Winter Classics, NHL Stadium Series, 3 Winter Olympics, 1 Summer Olympics, Ryder Cup,, 8 College World Series, 8 NCAA Men's Final Four, Kentucky Derby, Club World Cup Soccer, Arab Games, Producer for the New College Football Championship and 3 years of Notre Dame Football Shamrock Series

Achievements / Innovations: Over 20 years in the event presentation business.

Honors / Awards: 

  •  Numerous Tellys
  •  Three Golden Matrix Awards

Industry Affiliations:

Way Nominee has Helped to Further the Industry: 

Years of IDEA Membership: 20 
Years in the Industry: 22 

IDEA Leadership: IDEA Hall of Fame Committee (He and Pete Soto came up with the idea for the HOF).

IDEA Role:

Character Beyond Reproach: Bob has put together a team each year for the Olympics or any event like Superbowl he works and I know he has a loyal team with many from IDEA some of whom might have had a bad break.

Special Consideration:

Nominated by: Aaron Buckles, Jamination