Verizon Center’s Jordan Silberman Selected as One of Venues Today’s 2017 Generation Next Award Recipients

Washington, D.C. (March 22, 2017) – Jordan Silberman, vice president of operations for Verizon Center, has been selected as one of five recipients for Venues Today’s 2017 Generation Next Awards. Venues Today, an industry trade publication, accepts nominations for the annual awards for young professionals making a difference in sports, music, conventions, family shows and festivals. Several nominations were submitted for the 7th annual awards and Silberman was one of five recipients voted on by industry peers to receive the Generation Next Award.


“It’s an honor to be recognized by Venues Today and industry peers,” said vice president of operations for Verizon Center Jordan Silberman. “It takes a real team effort to be able to put on the number of events at the arena each year, and I am grateful for all of the people that help us make it happen day in and day out.  Thank you very much.”


Silberman has worked at Verizon Center for over seven years and plays an integral role in the daily operations of the 20,000-seat arena in Washington, D.C. His daily oversight of operations and conversions for the building in 2016 involved a span of 95 events across just 70 days, which involved 46 changeovers and 3 doubles (two different setups during the same day). While managing the logistics for varying events (concerts, basketball/hockey games, family shows), he has also taken on the role of being the local Tournament Director for the ACC and Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, which involved management of the events across not only operations, but ticketing and marketing.


“Jordan is an integral part of our staff at Verizon Center. He is a hard worker and a real team player and we want to congratulate him on receiving the Generation Next Award,” said president of venues for Monumental Sports & Entertainment David Touhey. “We host a wide range of events with varying parameters and logistics, and Jordan is a true pro working with his staff to implement any operational needs for the building and events. This award is well deserved.”


Another major project Silberman was involved in overseeing was the completion of a $6 million renovation on the event level of Verizon Center. The renovations entailed the build-out of a 10,000-square foot, brand-new VIP club hospitality space, and relocating, reconfiguring and redesigning several rooms on the event level.