Appointments round-up: MSG, Live Nation, Edmonton Oilers and more

This week, the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) named industry veteran Jennifer Vogt as its new president of creative content and products.

Vogt will take up the newly-created position on June 24 and will play a leadership role in content strategy and development at MSG Sphere entertainment venues. She will also oversee the strengthening and expansion of MSG’s core production assets, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the Radio City Rockettes.

Vogt, who will report to MSG president Andrew Lustgarten, will also work with the MSG Sphere construction and technology teams to develop a set of tools, known as the “palette”, that will make content creation for MSG Sphere an intuitive experience. The appointment comes after MSG last week appointed AECOM as the main contractor for the construction of its new Las Vegas venue.

Scott Barton, the managing director of Live Nation’s Cream brand, has been named as head of Electronic Nation, a new division of Live Nation Entertainment focused on expanding offerings of all electronic genres across the UK.

Barton handles the likes of Creamfields and Steel Yard festivals, as well as UK touring for some dance music acts. Full details on the launch of Electronic Nation can be found on our sister site TheTicketingBusiness.com.

NHL ice hockey team the Edmonton Oilers has hired Tom Anselmi as its new president of business operations and chief operating officer and promoted Bob Nicholson to the position of chairman.

Anselmi will also serve as president of business operations and chief operating officer of ICE District, the major sports and entertainment district where the Oilers’ home arena, Rogers Place, is based. Read our story from earlier in the week for full details.

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has appointed Chris Brindley MBE as the tournament’s new chairman of the board. He will replace Brian Barwick in the role.

Brindley has previously worked at NatWest, British Gas and Metro Bank, and held non-executive roles with the Rugby Football League, Manchester Football Association, Switch the Play, Premier League Elite Academy Manager Programme and Sporting House Group. He was also chair of GreaterSport from 2007 to 2018.

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Main image: MSG

Vogt image: GlobeNewsWire