LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Ticketmaster has today (Sep. 30) announced that industry veterans Clay Luter and Kurt Schwartzkopf will run the global ticketing leader’s sports division in North America.
In these newly expanded roles, Luter, who has been with Ticketmaster for more than 30 years, and Schwartzkopf, will both serve as Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Head of Sports for Ticketmaster North America. Together, Luter and Schwartzkopf will lead Ticketmaster’s efforts to drive new technology adoption and innovation for current and prospective clients across all sports teams, leagues, clubs and colleges in North America.
“Our sports division has long been the market leader by bringing new technology and services that give clients the one-to-one relationship with their fans they have sought for so long,” said Amy Howe, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ticketmaster, North America. “With Clay and Kurt’s decades of combined experience and the rest of the team at Ticketmaster, teams, leagues, colleges and clubs will continue to provide their fans with the best, most innovative ticketing experience in the market.”
In addition to Luter and Schwartzkopf’s appointments, Ticketmaster has expanded its sports leadership team, providing clients with an even deeper roster of industry-leading executives. The leadership team includes David McElwee, Vice President and General Manager of MLB and MLS Events for Ticketmaster, North America; long-time Ticketmaster veteran, Gary Brosius, as Vice President and General Manager of the NFL; and Tim Martin, as the Senior Vice President and GM of College Sports. Additionally, Brendan Lynch has been appointed as the SVP of Premium Services and Enterprise Commercial.
Ticketmaster is the official ticketing partner of the National Football League, the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, dozens of Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer teams and clubs, the US Open Tennis Championships, U.S. Soccer, the College Football Playoff National Championship, and more.