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People on the move: Project Admission, UrVenue and more…

We round up the latest movements from the ticketing ecosystem…

Project Admission, a technology company that specialises in digital ticketing solutions for the sport and entertainment industries, has appointed former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey to its board of directors.

Kerrey is currently the managing director of boutique investment bank, Allen & Company. He said: “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Stephen Glicken for the last several decades and have continued to be impressed by his business acumen.

“When he showed me the transformative power that Project Admission is positioned to have on ticketing and live events, I was thrilled at the opportunity to join the board and help its growth.”

Kerrey has also previously been the president of The New School, and from 1989 to 2001 he represented Nebraska in the Senate.

Hospitality technology company, UrVenue, has made two changes to its executive team.

Maile Housel (pictured)has joined the company as head of product marketing and Simon Kaltgrad as director of guest services development and integration strategy.

Housel will be responsible for driving UrVenue’s product strategy, innovation, strategic partnerships and product marketing.

Kaltgrad will work on driving new product and feature development for UrVenue’s platform, while also leading integration strategy.

Deron Pearson, UrVenue chief executive, said: “UrVenue’s resort and hospitality clients all have very diverse and property-specific needs for how they utilise our platform. Maile and Simon bring on-the-ground, industry experience to our leadership team that will help to strategically push our product innovation and integration strategy forward.”

Elsewhere and experience technology company Eventbrite has appointed John Adcock as its chief people officer.

Adcock will report directly to chief executive Julia Hartz and will lead projects on talent acquisition, development, retention, people operations and rewards.

Hartz, who is also the co-founder of Eventbrite, said: “I am thrilled to welcome John to Eventbrite. His leadership and past accomplishments will help propel us forward into a new era of collaboration, productivity, and winning as a globally distributed team.

“He has an impressive track record of cultivating the best talent and overseeing employee development around the world. His leadership will help accelerate our growth, as he understands that building a people-first culture and driving business results go hand-in-hand and are the foundation of a great company.”

AEG Global Partnerships has promoted Kate Sheets to the role of senior vice-president, strategy and business affairs.

It is a newly-formed position and Sheets has joined the Global Partnerships team after most recently acting as vice-president, legal counsel for AEG. AEG Global Partnerships looks after worldwide sales and activations for platforms across five continents. This includes venues, sports franchises, events, tours, festivals and digital content.

Sheets will continue to be based in Los Angeles and will report to Nick Baker and Russell Silvers, co-chief operating officers of AEG Global Partnerships.

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