(CelebrityAccess News Service) — A number of Clear Channel Entertainment executives have recently signed new long-term agreements with the concert promotion powerhouse: Arthur Fogel, president/Touring; Michael Rapino, CEO Music International; Geof Wills, vice president/Comedy; Chuck Morris, senior vice president/Rocky Mountain Region; Brent Fedrizzi, vice president/Rocky Mountain Region; Don Strasburg, senior talent buyer; Rich Best, vice president/Minneapolis; Jason Wright, vice president/ Wisconsin; and Perry Levine, vice president/Michigan.
As previously announced, Lee Smith has signed on as executive vice president/director for the West Region; Rick Mueller, vice president/San Francisco; Jodi Goodman, vice president/San Francisco; and Dave Marsden, senior vice president/Boston, as well as Don Law, chairman/co-CEO Music; and Dave Lucas, president/co-CEO Music.
Rick Franks, who also signed a long-term contract, has been appointed president of National Block Booking/director and executive vice president of the Midwest Region. Franks will oversee all block bookings and regional buy bookings for Clear Channel's U.S. Music division.
"It says a great deal about Clear Channel Entertainment that all of these very talented people have chosen to stay on board and remain committed to providing the best in world-class entertainment to their local markets from San Francisco to Boston," said Lucas.
Additional new management and executive signings are expected in the near future. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner