SMG ANNOUNCES NEW HIRE & PROMOTIONS AT INTRUST BANK ARENA

The SMG-managed Intrust Bank Arena has announced a new hire and promotions within the marketing, event services and operations departments. Josh Woods joined the marketing department as the marketing and group sales coordinator in December. Mattie Sharp was promoted to event coordinator in January. Sharp was previously the sales and marketing assistant since November 2017. The engineering department has promoted Mario De La Torre to building engineer. Prior to this promotion, De La Torre served as the maintenance tech within the operations department since June 2017.


OVG HIRES RANDI BERNSTEIN & MICHAEL MOSCHELLA FOR BIZ DEV TEAM

Oak View Group has announced the hiring of Randi Bernstein (pictured) and Michael Moschella for their business development team. Bernstein has assumed the role of svp, business development and Moschella has assumed the role of senior director, business development. Bernstein will work with the team’s president Francesca Bodie to manage all aspects of the development of sports and live entertainment facilities and more. Moschella will provide additional experience through the deal execution process.


UTA EXPANDS COMEDY TOURING DIVISION WITH GEORGIE DONNELLY

UTA has announced the hire of prominent comedy promoter Georgie Donnelly as an agent in its comedy touring division. Donnelly, who moved to UTA from a senior role as Head of Comedy at Kilimanjaro Live, will be based in London and will book and represent comedy acts internationally. The hire is part of an ongoing expansion in the division – in 2018, leading comedy agent Bjorn Wentlandt joined UTA’s London office from Avalon Entertainment. She toured some of the biggest international acts in comedy around the UK, including Tape Face, Jessica Fostekew, Tony Law, as well as US acts such as Jim Jefferies, Aziz Ansari, Rob Lowe and Amy Schumer and is a leading producer for Edinburgh Fringe.