(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A major restructuring has occurred within Clear Channel Entertainment, a move that has been in the rumor mill for several weeks, and that will result in the elimination of almost 100 jobs.
In an internal company memo, CCE Global Music President Michael Rapino said that for several weeks CCE had been repositioning various elements of its business and personnel and talked about the need to change its current business model to meet the demands of a changing landscape.
As a result, CCE will be divided into 11 regional markets and resurrect the original names of the companies it acquired during the 1990's. They are:
**Avalon Attractions in Southern California – President: Brian Murphy; Markets: Los Angeles, San Diego;
**Bill Graham Presents in San Francisco – President: Lee Smith; Markets: San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle, Denver;
**Electric Factory Concerts in Philadelphia – President: Larry Magid; Market: Philadelphia;
**Delsener Presents in New York – President: Jim Glancy; Markets: NYC, Buffalo, Hartford;
**Evening Star Productions in Phoenix – President: Danny Zelisko; Markets: Phoenix, Albuquerque, Las Vegas;
**Pace Concerts in Houston – President: Bob Roux; Markets: Houston, San Antonio, Birmingham, Nashville;
**Cellar Door Concerts in Columbia, S.C.- President: Wilson Howard; Markets: Florida, Atlanta, Carolinas;
**Cellar Door North in Detroit – President: Rick Franks; Markets: Detroit, Indianapolis, Washington, Baltimore, Virginia Beach;
**Tea Party in Boston – President: Don Law; Market: Boston;
**Belkin Productions in Cleveland – President: Michael Belkin; Markets: Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Wheeling, WV;
**Chicago CCE – President: Mark Campana; Markets: Chicago, Milwaukee, St Louis, Kansas City, Minneapolis.
All regional presidents will report to Charlie Walker, promoted to COO and based in Los Angeles.
CCE's venue management division will also be divided into 11 operating units, headed by Patrick Leahy, newly promoted to COO.
Among those no longer with the company are Rich Engler, president/CEO, CCE Pittsburgh; Charlie Mierswa, CFO; Jean Gonsoulin, vice president of corporate communications; Jim Lewi, festival producer; Angie Diehl, vice president of artist relations; Sarah Weiss, talent buyer, CCE-DC market, who relocated from CCE-NY in June; talent buyer Marshall Lowe –South Carolina; and midwest talent buyers Cameron Smith and Steve Gerardi. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner