(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
The Pacific Entertainment Group (PEG), a newly formed division of Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE), has promoted Duffy Anderson and Alan De Zon to executive roles in the company’s business activities in China and the Pacific Rim. De Zon and Anderson will each serve as senior vice president of PEG and will work with officials in the region to bring to audiences throughout the area a full range of live entertainment from CCE entities such as music, motor sports, theater and exhibitions.
“Duffy understands the theater business in the United States and in international markets,” said Jim Lewis, chairman and CEO, PEG. “Alan’s diverse experience in the music industry will translate internationally and provide the industry knowledge necessary to compete in the area and in the global marketplace. Our Pacific Rim partners are counting on our expertise in venue management and in live entertainment to provide an opportunity for events and artists from the area to reach a global audience.
De Zon, a 35-year veteran in the live entertainment industry, has been with CCE for 12 years previously serving as vice president of Operations, Northeast regional vice president and general manager of the Hyundai Pavilion (formerly the Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion). Prior to CCE, De Zon worked with the MCA Group in Cleveland, the John Harms Center for the Arts in New Jersey and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. De Zon will be based in Beijing.
Anderson’s began her career with PACE Theatrical Group (PACE was acquired by SFX in 1998 and ultimately merged with Clear Channel Communications in 2000) serving as cxecutive assistant to PACE’s chairman and CEO, Miles Wilkin. In 1998, Anderson joined the Programming division where she soon became a vice president. Anderson and her staff created, booked and managed CCE’s Broadway Across America subscription series in over 55 markets across North America. In 2003, Anderson moved to London and opened NETworks Presentations International, a general management and producing company. Anderson was the managing director for NPI while also serving as general manager and associate producer for their productions’ of Fosse, The Musical and The King and I. Anderson will be based in Shanghai.
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen