Linda Deckard has left Venues Today, the magazine she founded in 2003 and sold to Tim Leiweke’s Oak View Group at the end of 2016.

The circumstances of her departure are unclear, but her exit has been confirmed by several sources inside and outside of OVG, and her name was removed from the Venues Today website. Following the sale of Venues Today to OVG, Deckard had a contract to stay at OVG, which also owns Pollstar, through the end of 2019

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Deckard is a pioneer in the facilities and live entertainment media space, creating Venues Today after a 30-year run as Managing Editor of Amusement Business. Amplify’s founder Dave Brooks got his start in the music industry thanks to Deckard, who created top honor awards in the facilities business like the Women of Influence and Hall of Headlines. She lives in Huntington Beach, California.
Shortly after selling in 2016, she created this video:

Amplify has no additional information about Deckard’s exit at this time.