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AEG Presents Global Touring promotes Debra Rathwell

Rathwell, who joined AEG in New York as SVP in 2002, is the new EVP of the concert giant's Global Touring and Talent unit

By IQ on 05 Dec 2019

Debra Rathwell, AEG Presents Global Touring and Talent

Debra Rathwell

image © Joan Marcus

AEG Presents has promoted Debra Rathwell to executive vice-president of its Global Touring and Talent division.

The appointment was made by Gary Gersh, who launched AEG Presents Global Touring and Talent as president last year.

“Debra continues to bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise and deep relationships to our company as a whole, and our department specifically,” says Gersh. “She has a fantastic vision for the global landscape and an unmatched commitment to her artists. She’s an integral part of our team, and I’m thrilled to announce this much-deserved promotion.”

“She’s an integral part of our team”

Rathwell, a Canadian, began her career in Montreal, working for Donald K. Donald as VP of concerts, handling tours for Tina Turner, Genesis, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Leonard Cohen, among others. She joined Metropolitan Entertainment in New York City in 1994 and moved to AEG as senior vice-president (SVP) in 2002, opening its New York office.

She was most recently SVP, Global Touring and Talent.

“I’ve been so privileged to be a part of the ongoing growth and success of AEG’s concert business since I arrived here in 2002,” Rathwell comments. “It’s continually inspiring to come to work every day surrounded by such talented artists and co-workers, and I’m looking forward to what’s to come.”


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