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Ticketmaster’s global COO Amy Howe to step down

Ticketmaster’s chief operating officer Amy Howe has announced she will be taking a step back from her role in the firm’s latest shakeup at the helm.

The executive at the Live Nation-owned ticketing giant has already begun transitioning to a consulting role ahead of her exit next year.

A Ticketmaster representative told Pollstar: “Amy began shifting her responsibilities earlier this fall to move into a consulting role for the next 12 months, after which she has decided it is the right time to continue on to the next chapter in her career. We wish Amy well on all of her future endeavours.”

Howe has served as global chief operating office of Ticketmaster since August, when she was promoted after previously working as the firm’s president of North America.

She was appointed alongside now-Ticketmaster global chairman Jared Smith and global president Mark Yovich.

However, in October Smith announced that he would be leaving the company at an undisclosed date when Yovich will take over his position and lead the ticketing powerhouse.

Howe has been with Ticketmaster and Live Nation since 2015, when she started as chief strategy officer. She has represented the company in its dealings with the US government and most recently testified before the Senate’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy in February.

In other leadership appointments in recent months, Ticketmaster appointed Marla Ostroff, Trevor Allin and Maura Gibson to its new North American leadership team in October.