BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER

 

Andrea Sweeney
Adjunct Lecturer, Labor and Employee Relations for the Performing Arts (President, 181 Consulting, Inc.)

Andrea Sweeney (Brooklyn College)

 

MILR, Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
BS, Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University

Andrea Sweeney is the President of 181 Consulting, Inc., which handles labor relations for various entertainment entities across North America. Andrea received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University. Upon graduation from Cornell, she commenced work at Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE) in 2004 as the Assistant to the Labor Relations Director for the Theatrical Division of CCE. In 2006, CCE spun off its entertainment arm to create Live Nation, during which Andrea was promoted to Manager of Labor Relations as the department began to oversee the labor relations for both the theatrical and music divisions of the company.

In 2009, she was promoted to Director of Labor Relations and oversaw all of the labor relations for Live Nation, including negotiating over 60 collective bargaining agreements held by the company with various entertainment unions. Andrea decided to start 181 Consulting to be able to provide labor relations services to other organizations in addition to Live Nation. Currently, 181 Consulting's clients include Live Nation, Boston Opera House Ventures, Crossroads Presents, Steelman Production Services, and Lyric Theatre, LLC.