How Clayton Hutson Has Become A Jack Of All Trades When It Comes To Holding Events

When it comes to doing the work that it takes to hold a concert Clayton Hudson is a jack of all trades. He has been an event producer, tour rigger, production manager, and even the person who drives the equipment truck. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University, where he earned a BFA in technical production and theatre design, as well as the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business where he earned an MBA.

Clayton Hudson’s professional career began in March 1996 when he was the production manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. After three and a half years of experience there he was able to branch out into other aspects of the industry. He now offers his services to musicians through his own company. He offers services such as stage management, rigging, show producer, production design, monitor engineering, and logistics management.

As an arena rigger, Clayton Hutson has worked at some of the best venues in the United States. Some of these arenas are the Bridgestone Arena, Van Andel Arena, Opryland Convention Center, and the Joe Louis Arena. He has been the tour rigger for some of the biggest acts in the industry such as Boston, Alice in Chains, and Velvet Revolver. He is currently handling the rigging, as well as the position of stage manager, for Kid Rock’s tour which kicked off last September.

As the production manager he has also worked with many luminaries in the music industry like Gwen Stefani, Prince, Jennifer Nettles and Guns n’ Roses. While wearing his monitor engineer hat he has worked with the Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson, Boston, New Kids on the Bock, and Axl Rose among many others.

Since August 1999, Clayton Hutson has been the production manager at Getagrip Touring Inc. This company, based in the Chicago area, is focused on the entertainment industry as well as corporate event management. At this company he has pulled off the seemingly impossible for many different events over the year at a more cost effective way than competitors in the industry. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/clayton-hutson-1a2e

Due to his stellar reputation in the industry, Clayton Hutson was also chosen by the Olympics Organizing Committee that handled the Rio de Janeiro games in Brazil in 2016. He worked for over two years as a technical consultant on everything from the opening ceremony to the closing ceremony. His services were used for both the regular Olympics as well as the Paralympics which followed.

Jeff Schneider | Chief Executive Officer, Father, Athlete

Being a boss is no easy feat. Leaders want to make sure they’re doing all they can for their employees. Research shows that 92% of human resource executives agree that contributing to a nonprofit can improve an employee’s leadership skills. This stat illustrates just how much leadership goes hand in hand with charity as it can directly affect a person’s career. Likewise, a study by Deloitte found that 61% of millennials who rarely or never volunteer still consider a company’s commitment to the community when making a decision on a potential job, therefore, it can affect an employer’s hiring rate as well. As the office is indubitably shaped by acts of humanity, Jeff Schneider, CEO of small private company in Bee Cave, TX, prioritizes making charity not only a part of his office, but also a part of his personal life.

“The volunteer rate declined by 0.4 percentage point to 24.9 percent for the year ending in September 2015.” cites the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. A majority of the citizens in the U.S. complete most of their community service in life for a high-school or college requirement. Typically, upon meeting the hour requirement, people move on and go back to their routines as they did before, but this is where Jeffry took a less-traveled path. Jeff didn’t cease volunteering after it stopped being required of him. Instead, without being required to, he made it part of his routine and continues to make time for it. He even volunteers with his employees. The staff participates in community service annually as part of their wellness. By working alongside a variety of companies such as the LifeWorks organization, Jeff Schneider is happily making a positive difference in other people’s lives in any way he can.

CEO Jeffry Schneider has this to say on LifeWorks, “LifeWorks enables the young people in Austin who are in crisis mode find a place to realize their potential and achieve their goals which usually includes a wellness regime.” It’s apparent that Schneider is proud to be part of the organization’s mission. Based in Austin, TX, LifeWorks has a mission rooted in helping people overcome the trauma and abuse that keeps them from enjoying a life full of good health and wellness. LifeWorks seeks to aid individuals who need help finding shelter and employment. The company also provides educational programs focused on teaching them the tools required to achieve the mental and physical health required to attain self-sufficiency. He affirms that any human has the power to help someone else and that these small changes in the present can lead to a better  tomorrow. Despite having all the responsibilities of leading a company and leading a family, Jeffry Schneider continues to find time to put others before himself, a great example to many.

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