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Marketing executive Laurie McGrath has joined venue software management developer Ungerboeck as chief marketing officer. McGrath brings more than 25 yearsof experience in marketing, branding and communications experience to the role, which will see her lead corporate branding and product marketing initiatives. McGrath most recently served as CMO at international supply chain form Tecsys, and before that was CMO for healthcare firm Intalere. Other recent appointments at Ungerboeck include Evelyn Ingram rejoining the company as Sales Director, Enterprise, and Steve Mackenzie in a newly formed role as Chief Innovation Officer, where he will lead the company’s newly liked Worldwide Innovation Lab, which is tasked with designing next-generation event management capabilities.
ASM Global appointed Kimberly Weedmark, most recently of Universal Studios Hollywood, as new general manager for the Los Angeles Convention Center. Weedmark has worked in the Los Angeles convention space for over two decades. In her new role, Weedmark will work closely with the City of Los Angeles to continue to grow business at the convention center, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Del Williams has been promoted to global head of talent by festival and event producer Danny Wimmer Presents. Williams will oversee the curation and booking of all DWP festivals, one-offs and special events including the current festival roster of Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, GoldenSky Country Music Festival, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life and Welcome To Rockville. He will also work closely with Billy Brill and Seth Shomes to grow the representation of DWP Talent Services, a division that focuses on entertainment for casinos and fairs. DWPTS was launched in 2021 with the acquisition of Billy Alan Productions, led by veteran casino talent buyer Brill.
Los Angeles-based Nederlander Concerts announced five promotions among its executive ranks, with Jordan Harding, ongoing GM of City National Grove of Anaheim, becoming Nederlander Concerts Senior Vice President; Mike Goldsmith, Eric Milhouse and Shane Shuhart promoted to vice presidents of booking and event programming; Cindy Huang named senior director of booking. All will report directly to Nederlander Concerts CEO Alex Hodges.
See Tickets has announced several new appointments among its executive ranks, with Boris Patronoff becoming chief operating officer of See Tickets Group while remaining CEO of See Tickets in North America. Patronoff launched See Tickets in North America in 2014 and now also chairs the Advisory Board of the (National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), which See Tickets helped form in 2020. Patronoff as COO succeeds Karim Ayari, who returns to See Tickets parent company Vivendi to work on strategic initiatives for See Tickets Group. Other appointments include Marijke van den Bosch becoming CEO of Benelux and Germany for See Tickets. Adriana García-Abril Ruiz becomes managing director of Iberia for See Tickets, while Laurent de Cerner joins as new CEO of See Tickets in France and joins the See Tickets Executive Committee. He remains the President of popular Paris concert hall L’Olympia, which he joined in 2015.
Steve Mackenzie has assumed the newly created role of chief innovation officer at event and booking software company Ungerboeck. Mackenzie most recently served as executive vice president at Ungerboeck, where he also now leads the company’s newly launched Worldwide Innovation Lab, which focuses on designing new event management capabilities. He joined Ungerboeck following its merger with EventBooking, where he served as president. Mackenzie is a Certified Venue Executive and serves as adjunct professor for event technology management at Florida International University.
Evelyn Ingram has rejoined Ungerboeck in the role of sales director, enterprise. Ingram previously served as vice president of sales at EventBooking, prior to the merger with Ungerboeck in June 2021. Recognized as a Women of Influence by VenuesNow in 2018, Ingram had been with EventBooking for 19 years. She’s served on several boards and committees at the International Association of Venue Managers including membership, allied, leadership development and diversity and inclusive leadership. She also served on the IAVM board of trustees.
Charley Magrew is The Bowery Presents’ new Senior Vice President of Marketing, Ticketing and Partnerships, AEG Presents announced. In his new role, Magrew will lead and oversee marketing, ticketing and sponsorship teams for The Bowery Presents, which operates more than two dozen venues in New York City, Boston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Virginia and Maine. Its portfolio includes Forest Hills Stadium and Webster Hall in New York, and the Royale and the Roadrunner in Boston. Magrew, who previously served as vice president of marketing, will focus on new venue development, branding, event marketing, strategic partnerships, ticket inventory management and new revenue generation.