More than 50 nominations were submitted for this year's award honoring young professionals
Billboard is proud to announce the five nominees for the 2019 Chip Hooper award, honoring the memory of the beloved talent agent who helped build Paradigm's music department and served as a mentor to countless young executives in the music industry.
This year's nominees are (in alphabetical order), Paradigm agent Sara Bollwinkel, AEG Live director of club & theater touring Brittanie Delava, Masquerade talent buyer Elena de Soto, Ryman Auditorium director of concerts Chrissy Hall and UTA agent Chris Jordan.
"We have a great group of young executives selected for this year’s nominees slate and it has been an honor to meet each nominee and hear their incredible stories,” says Dave Brooks, Billboard’s senior director for live and touring. “Chip was an incredible agent, artist, father and friend and I want to thank the team at Paradigm for their partnership and commitment to preserving Chip’s legacy. I would also like to thank Chip’s daughter Valerie and son Max for their continued support of this important award."