Touring Assistant, Concerts West/AEG Live
Fredrick "Cody" Lauzier, 23, is a touring assistant for Concerts West/AEG Live, but a more apt title would be right-hand man for Doug Clouse, senior VP of touring in the company's North American touring department. Lauzier came from the Goldenvoice division of AEG Live in 2009 and since then has been a key contributor to AEG-produced tours by Bon Jovi, the Black Eyed Peas, Usher and Paul McCartney. Lauzier weighs in on routing and venue scaling, and even fills in as promoter rep-where the buck stops on show nights. "Cody will make an impact on this industry in a big way," AEG Live CEO Randy Phillips predicts. Lauzier looks to Yoda for inspiration, citing this quote to live by: "Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'"
Quote: "Very honored, there are a lot more people not on this list that are more qualified than I am, but that's a good thing for the business."