Director of Tour Marketing, The Messina Group/AEG Live
Sara Winter, 27, has quickly climbed the ladder at the Messina Group/AEG Live since joining the company in 2006. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in communications, Winter was hired that year as a marketing coordinator. Three years later she earned the position of marketing manager for part of Taylor Swift's Fearless 2010 tour. Winter is director of tour marketing for Swift's current Speak Now tour, where she works closely with the artist's record label, management and tour publicist to create awareness of concert dates. "I'm pinching myself all the time," Winter says. "When I started in 2006, I didn't dream that I'd be where I am now."
Quote: "I'm excited and honored to have made the list!"