NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — AEG-affiliated concert promoter The Bowery Presents announced the appointment of veteran music exec Don Simpson as Chief Operating Officer of the company.
In the newly created position, Simpson will be responsible for the design and implementation of business strategies, including upgrades and enhancements to existing venues, and the review of existing operations at the company.
“We are pleased to have Don return to New York and join our growing team,” said Jim Glancy, partner at The Bowery Presents. “His business acumen and knowledge of the industry will serve as a great addition to our growing company.”
With more than 30 years experience in the industry, Simpson started in 1990 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for MCA Concerts Canada and then, as President, led the company for more than 15 years as it transitioned to Universal Concerts Canada and then House of Blues Concerts Canada.
Following the sale of the concert company in 2007, Simpson relocated to New York to serve as EVP, Productions and Business Development of Madison Square Garden Entertainment for eight years, and then provided support to AEG Presents during their 2017 partnership negotiations with The Bowery Presents.
He was most recently COO of The Feldman Agency, Canada’s leading talent agency, and management company.
“I am extremely honored to be joining The Bowery Presents and having the opportunity to work with Jim and Jomo and their amazing team again. I have watched The Bowery Presents continue to grow over the last few years and I am extremely excited to be a part of this great company and all of their amazing venues,” said Simpson.