BOSTON, MA – Randy Shelly, vice president, has been named to SportsBusiness Journal’s inaugural list of Power Players of Design and Development for his creativity, innovation, and execution in changing the way fans experience sports.

Shelly is being recognized among 50 leaders in the sports facility, architecture, design, construction, and development industries for his division’s work at arenas and stadiums nationwide. The Power Players were selected based on influence in the industry, the scope of their work, and how they reimagine the live event experience.

“It is an honor to be recognized among some of the best in the industry and I am proud of the work our team has done to get us here,” said Randy Shelly, vice president of Shawmut. “This award is a testament to the fortitude our team has had to grow our sports venues division’s portfolio and I am excited to continue the momentum.”

Shawmut’s sports venues division specializes in projects tied to renovations at arenas and stadiums. The firm’s latest work includes concourse renovations at Comerica Park, a Nikon activation zone and Bud Light Party Deck at Citi Field, multi-year phased concession and concourse renovations at TD Garden, and multi-year technology upgrades to all MLB stadiums.

“I am delighted with the hard work Randy has put in to get such a distinguished award,” said Les Hiscoe, CEO, Shawmut Design and Construction. “He is a huge asset to our team’s success and has led the charge in forging new partnerships and expanding the division into new markets.”

The SportsBusiness Journal’s Power Player’s list is chosen by the editorial staff and consists of 50 individuals representing 36 firms. They stand out for their ability to form concepts for new buildings, rethink existing spaces, secure funding and public support, engineer complex design elements, and keeping the work on schedule. For more information on the winners and their companies, visit

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