We round up the latest movements from the ticketing sector and associated industries…
US sports ticketing veteran Jeanene Valentine has been named vice-president of ticket sales at San Diego Seals.
The former Inter Miami director of ticket operations (pictured left) said she is looking to advance professional box lacrosse in the US sports market after playing a major role in the growth of football (soccer) in the US over the last decade.
Valentine joins in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) team after two years as director of ticket sales and premium at San Diego NWSL, having previously worked at Inter Miami, Minnesota United, US Bank Stadium and Sacramento Republic.
She said: “For the past 10 years, I’ve been on the grind with making footie (soccer) the third biggest sport in America. I feel I have successfully completed that task. I can hold my head high and be proud of what I have accomplished professionally in that field and my passion for the beautiful game will always remain. And with that, I move on to my next adventure.
“I have accepted the position of vice president of ticket sales with San Diego Seals! I’m incredibly excited to become the newest member of the lacrosse family and the amazing team in San Diego! For those who aren’t familiar with box lacrosse, be sure to check out a game this upcoming season! It’s a lot of fun!”
Learfield has appointed Slater Fuchs the new general manager of Red Wolves Sports Properties at Arkansas State University.
Fuchs most recently served as vice president, corporate partnerships at The Team in Frisco, Texas, and vice president, corporate partnerships at the Pro Volleyball Federation, as well as game day sponsorship activation for the Dallas Mavericks.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Slater to our Red Wolves Sports Properties team,” said Mike Haake, Learfield’s vice-president, Multi-Media Rights/South. “The combination of experience Slater brings to our group and his success working with corporate partners and athletics make him a great fit for our continued efforts to deliver sponsor solutions and fan engagement for Arkansas State.”
Sarika Rice (centre) has taken up the new role of creative director at live heavy music independent promoter Desertscene.
Rice, who has been at London-based Desertscene since 2016, will oversee the developing arms and direction of the agency.
Desertscene founder Reece Tee said: “It brings me immense pride to announce the well-deserved promotion of Sarika Rice to the position of creative director. Sarika’s relentless dedication and invaluable contributions to the music community have made her an integral part of Desertscene and this momentous venture with Old Empire.”
Perth Theatre and Concert Hall has named Christopher Glasgow (right) as its new chief executive following the departure of Nick Williams.
Currently director of external relations, Glasgow was first appointed to the Scottish organisation in 2021 as head of marketing, ticketing and fundraising. Since joining, Glasgow has worked on several projects and long-term initiatives including a comprehensive rebrand, the reinstatement of the Perth Theatre Season Subscription and the launch of Perthshire Box Office.
Chair Colin Hood said: “He has been the driving force behind many of Perth Theatre and Perth Concert Hall’s recent successes, working closely with Nick, myself and my fellow trustees on developing and executing the ongoing strategy for the organisation.”
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