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Brandon Pankey

Live Nation Urban
VP of Business Development & Operations
Channeling a lifelong love for music into a multifaceted career, Brandon Pankey is VP of Business Development & Operations for Live Nation Urban. In this role, he proves integral to the planning, positioning, and execution of marquee annual events and initiatives such as The Roots Picnic, Roots Jam Session, A Night of Symphonic Hip Hop, RapCaviar Live, Summer Block Party, and Kirk Franklin’s Exodus Music & Arts Festival. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University, artist manager for Interscope artist Brianna Cash, and Executive Director for the music education nonprofit Destined to Achieve Successful Heights (DASH).

Pankey's career began when he joined Sports & Entertainment Financial Group (SEFG) as an assistant to Shawn Gee in 2006. By 2011, he had risen through the ranks as an Account Manager, overseeing tours and finances for the likes of Drake, Lil Wayne, and Jill Scott, to name a few. During this time, he landed on Billboard’s coveted “30 Under 30.”  From 2014-2017, he served as Director of Urban Touring & Business Development for Maverick.