- Program:Music Industry
Cynthia Tucker has served as the assistant director of event operations for Trojan Event Services (TES), a division of Student Affairs at the University of Southern California, since 2015. She has 15 years of venue management experience and 25 years of event planning experience. As the assistant director, she is responsible for overseeing the business operations of TES’s scheduling office, supervising a team of 10 full-time staff, four indoor event venues, 19 outdoor locations, 13 meeting rooms, 12 shared spaces with the USC Athletics Department and 150 student workers. She works closely with campus partners for event approval, oversees the department’s expenses and labor costs, prepares financial analysis and projections and assesses the venue’s policies and procedures.
Tucker has worked for the City of Santa Monica, DreamWorks Pictures, The Walt Disney Company and a local non-profit organization. For 20 years, she was the owner of an event and wedding planning company. She is a member of the International Association of Venue Managers and a volunteer with the University Committee and Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Committee. She teaches the Venue Management course at the USC Thornton School of Music. She has a MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA in Communications from the University of California, Santa Barbara.