“Ticketmaster Appoints Jane Kleinberger Executive Vice President of College Athletics”
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Ticketmaster Entertainment) June 23, 2009 — Ticketmaster, a Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ:TKTM) operating business, has appointed Jane Kleinberger to the newly created position of executive vice president, College Athletics. The announcement was made today at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) conference by David Butler, President, Ticketmaster North America.
“Jane brings a passion to College Athletics, our industry and our employees, and a commitment to building life long partnerships with our clients. She is already at work leading our team at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) conference this week in Orlando,” said Dave Butler, President of North American Operations, Ticketmaster. “Her energy and experience in this key area of our client base will help us continue to understand and respond to their unique needs in new and innovative ways that will benefit everyone.”
In her new role, Kleinberger will oversee Ticketmaster’s partnerships with more than 140 college athletic organizations and work to drive key new ticketing initiatives that best serve the needs of their fans, students, and donors. Kleinberger previously served as Chairman of the Board of Paciolan, a venue ticketing software company she co-founded in 1980, which was acquired by Ticketmaster in 2008. Under her leadership, Paciolan introduced several innovative e-commerce solutions to the ticketing industry. She also serves on a number of industry boards, associations, and is a frequent guest lecturer on the educational circuit and many graduate sports management programs including West Virginia University, Ohio University, and University of South Carolina. She has previously served on the board of directors for the International Ticketing Association (INTIX) and is currently a trustee of the IAAM Foundation Board.
She will be based in Ticketmaster’s Irvine and West Hollywood offices.
About Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc.
Ticketmaster Entertainment consists of Ticketmaster and Front Line Management Group. As the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution through www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 7,100 retail outlets; and 17 worldwide call centers. Established in 1976, Ticketmaster serves more than 10,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. In 2008, the Company sold more than 141 million tickets valued at over $8.9 billion on behalf of its clients. Ticketmaster Entertainment acquired a controlling interest in Front Line Management Group in October 2008. Founded by Irving Azoff and Howard Kaufman in 2004, Front Line Management Group is the world’s leading artist management company. Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in West Hollywood, California (NASDAQ:TKTM).
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