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Kelly Flanigan appointed Live Nation president of Washington DC

Kelly Flanigan has been named president of Washington DC for Live Nation’s US concerts division.

In her expanded role, Flanigan, who joined Live Nation in 2006 as a talent buyer, will oversee booking, marketing and business operations for the company the region, including Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Meanwhile, long-serving exec Wilson Howard has been promoted to chief operating officer of Washington DC/the Carolinas, US concerts, overseeing Live Nation’s development and long-term strategic planning for the region. Both will report to Bob Roux, Live Nation’s president of US concerts.

The pair’s promotion follows that of Brittany Flores and Neil Jacobsen to president of Miami and COO of Florida, respectively, earlier this week.

“Kelly has been key to Live Nation’s success in DC since joining the company over a decade ago, and her promotion to president of the DC region is very well-deserved,” says Roux. “By elevating Kelly and Wilson, we’re confident that Live Nation will continue to expand our business and our annual concerts throughout the region.”

 


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Live Nation promotes Neil Jacobsen, Brittany Flores

Live Nation has promoted Brittany Flores and Neil Jacobsen to president of Miami, US concerts, and president of Tampa/Orlando, US concerts, respectively.

Flores joined Live Nation in 2012, reporting to Jacobsen and booking across Live Nation’s venues in Florida. In 2017, she expanded her responsibilities, playing a key role in opening the new Daily’s Place (5,500-cap.) venue in Jacksonville.

Jacobsen has been with Live Nation and its predecessors for over four decades. In his new role he will run the company’s concert business in Tampa, St Petersburg, Orlando and the Florida panhandle.

“With Brittany and Neil at the helm, we are positioned to maximise the opportunities across this key region”

In a newly created position, he will also assume the role of chief operating officer of Florida.

Both will report to Bob Roux, Live Nation’s president of US concerts. Both are currently based in Live Nation’s Boca Raton office, where they can be reached until the two new Live Nation offices open in Miami and Tampa/St Petersburg next year.

“As the market leader, we’ve seen incredible growth in Florida over the past several years,” says Roux. “With Brittany and Neil at the helm, we are positioned to maximise the opportunities across this key region and bring more live music to Florida than ever before.”

 


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Steve Ackles, Anna Plumley join Live Nation

Steve Ackles and Anna Plumley have joined Live Nation’s US touring team, as senior director of touring and senior director of marketing, respectively, from rival promoter AEG Presents.

In their new roles, Ackles (pictured) will help oversee national stadium and arena tours throughout North America and Plumley will market a range of artists, including tours with new Live Nation partner Frank Productions.

Both will be based in Los Angeles and will both report to Omar Al-Joulani and Ryan McElrath, senior vice-presidents of North American touring.

“With the expansion of our touring team, Live Nation is able to service an even wider breadth of artists and help them cultivate the best live experience for their fans,” says Bob Roux, president of US Concerts at Live Nation. “Steve and Anna have already hit the ground running and we’re thrilled to have them on our team.”

 


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