Faces + Places
AEG Presents has promoted Stacy Vee and Jenn Yacoubian to executive vice presidents at AEG Presents subsidiary Goldenvoice. Reporting to Goldenvoice President Paul Tollett, the two will oversee the division’s booking department while continuing to act as talent buyers for the festivals and venues they already book. Vee has been instrumental in events including the massive country festival Stagecoach and developing the Just Like Heaven festival. Yacoubian’s duties include as national touring talent buyer and the primary talent buyer for Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre and Palm Springs’ Splash House. She’s also one of the core members of the Coachella booking team and the producer/booker for Cruel World.
Entertainment consulting company Venue Coalition has added industry veteran Steve Kirsner, most recently at SAP Center at San Jose, as vice president of booking. In his new role, Kirsner will focus on servicing Venue Coalition’s 150-plus member venues, with national and regional booking assistance. “As a former venue client and member of Venue Coalition, I have intimate knowledge of how valuable their services are to independent venues,” Kirsner said in the announcement. Kirsner left SAP Center on June 30. He had been at the arena since 1996. Kirsner joins Venue Coalition as the company adds new arena members to its portfolio in recent months, including Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia, Agganis Arena in Boston, Great Southern Bank Arena in Springfield, Missouri, John F. Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio, Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Pepsi Center WTC in Mexico City...
Amy Latimer has been promoted by Delaware North to executive vice president and chief operating officer. The industry veteran had been president of TD Garden in Boston and chief growth officer for Delaware North, where she has been for 27 years. Latimer begins her new post in October and will be based in Buffalo. She will be succeeding Jim Houser, who is retiring at the end of the year after a 45-year career with Delaware North that began as a vendor at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati..
Oak View Group has announced Ade Patton as chief financial officer. Patton will direct and oversee the global financial and accounting activities of OVG, the parent company of Pollstar and VenuesNow. Based in Denver, Colorado, Patton will report to OVG chairman and CEO Tim Leiweke. He assumes his new role effective immediately. Patton most recently served as CFOof HBO Max/Global DTC at WarnerBros Discovery and previously in investment management roles at Millennium Management LLC and Citadel LLC. Patton holds an MBA and a law degree from Harvard, where he attended both business and law school after graduating from the University of Virginia..
Casino entertainment veteran Christian Printup starts his new job as vice president of entertainment at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, Sept. 4 after seven and a half years at Seneca Resorts in upstate New York where he served as executive director of entertainment and special events. Printup, who was named casino entertainment executive of the year in 2019 by the American Gaming Association, steps into a very active, multi-venue property, with the total Foxwoods complex taking up 9 million square feet over six casino properties, more than 2,000 hotel rooms and 30 restaurants. Active performance venues at Foxwoods include the 4,000-capacity Premier Theater, the Great Theater Showroom (1,400), and a new multipurpose Ring Maker Expo space. .
ASM Global has appointed three-decade venues industry veteran Paul Bowles as the new general manager of Mountain Health Arena and Convention Center in Huntington, West Virginia. Bowles had been general manager at Appalachian Wireless Arena in Pikeville, Kentucky, and was also the executive director of tourism for the city of Pikeville. The Mountain Health facility includes a 7,000-seat arena and convention center with over 15,000 square feet of flexible space.”
Event equipment and support services provider SGPS/ShowRig has announced the appointment of concert and venue industry veteran Ned Collett to the position of president, along with the opening of a new European office and a new Cybermotion hoist syste